Loading, please wait...

product description page

Americans Are Punny People : Recognizing Humor in Everyday Situations (Paperback) (Razia Fasih Ahmad)

Americans Are Punny People : Recognizing Humor in Everyday Situations (Paperback) (Razia Fasih Ahmad) - image 1 of 1

About this item

This is an intelligent, witty book, written with love of family, tradition, and country. There is little sentimentality in the tales; the prose is direct with several delightful turns of syntax and each essay has a twist at the end—sometimes a punny one. The essays call to mind Joel Stein’s “The Awesome Column” in Time. These essays embrace a theme of human connectivity. In her prologue, Ahmad writes, “People are different, yet destined together.” She is the mastermind, making sure they are. She loves the friend who is so unlike her. Her toddler granddaughter helps her learn a new language. Americans are Punny People is Ahmad’s first collection of essays in English and she must go on to write moreso that we can have the gift of her wit, syntax, and remarkable perceptions about the world in which we all live. — from the foreword by LYNNE HANDY Writing humor and making people laugh is God-gifted — as they say you have it or you don’t! You may have the greatest sense of humor but capturing and injecting it in your writing is indeed formidable. Razia lets her adopted fellow countrymen know how a new immigrant adjusts in a completely new culture and environment. I am sure the American readers and the literary circles will enjoy this book and welcome her in their midst! — Dr. UROOJ AKHTAR ZAIDI, University of Windsor Razia Fasih Ahmad has published about twenty books in Urdu language, encompassing many genres. Students have done research on her novels, short stories and travelogues for M. Phil. and Ph.D. Her books are available in the Library of Congress and in university libraries. Her stories were broadcast from the BBC and published in anthologies in many different countries.Her translated novel “Breaking Links,” is available at Amazon.com.Website: raziafahmad.com
Number of Pages: 159
Genre: Humor
Sub-Genre: Form / Essays
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Razia Fasih Ahmad
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2015
TCIN: 46769308
UPC: 9781630475000
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-9128
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.