The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran
Author: Hooman Majd
Brand: Anchor Books
Number Of Pages: 320
Release Date: 2009-07-28
Including a new preface that discusses the Iranian mood during and after the June 2009 presidential election and subsequent protests, this is an intimate look at a paradoxical country from a uniquely qualified journalist.
The grandson of an eminent ayatollah and the son of an Iranian diplomat, Hooman Majd offers perspective on Iran's complex and misunderstood culture through an insightful tour of Iranian culture, introducing fascinating characters from all walks of life, including zealous government officials, tough female cab drivers, and open-minded, reformist ayatollahs. It's an Iran that will surprise readers and challenge Western stereotypes.
A Los Angeles Times and Economist Best Book of the Year With a New Preface