Lipstick Jihad

Wonderful book on the problems faced by children of new immigrants to the US, whether they come as young children or as first generation Americans.  Am I Iranian or American; and how does one define exactly what is an Iranian-American? Moaveni Khanoum’s experience takes it a bit further when she moves to Iran and becomes an American-Iranina (w/e), she is Iran, but most label her as American. How to be an Iranina-American in Iran?  Very nice read.

The] sense of being an outsider in two worlds may have made daily life difficult for Ms. Moaveni, but it also makes her a wonderfully acute observer, someone keenly attuned not only to the differences between American and Iranian cultures, but also to the ironies and contradictions of life today in Tehran

–Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Azadeh Moaveni illuminates one of the broadest political truths: Falseness in sexual life leads to falseness everywhere, the denial of truths of the individual body leads to corruption of the body politic.

LA Weekly

I wanted to quote that last paragraph, but I didnt have time to get it in here, maybe another time.

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Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran
By Azadeh Moaveni
Release date: By 01 March, 2005

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