The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay

The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay

An American Family in Iran

Book - 2013 | First edition
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Contents: A taste of things to come
We love you (us either)
The big sulk
Beating the system
A funny thing happened on the way to the revolution
Judge not
Fight for the right to party
Road trip!
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 955.061 M
Characteristics: 252 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780385535328


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Apr 20, 2014

I read Hooman Majd's previous book, "The Ayatollah Begs to Differ," and this is a continuation of his exploration of the contradictions of modern Iran. Born in Iran, but educated in the West, Majd is a witty, observant and sympathetic guide, especially for Westerners seeking a better understanding of a country that we think is part of the "Axis of Evil."

ChristchurchLib Feb 09, 2014

"After 50-year-old Iranian-American journalist Hooman Majd married and had a son with his American wife, Karri, the family moved to Tehran for a year... at a time when relations between the U.S. and Iran were tense, to say the least. But the couple wanted Majd -- who'd left the country of his birth as a child -- to get reacquainted with his homeland, and they wanted to introduce their son to the Iranian part of his heritage. Though they dealt with questions from Iranian security, fasted during Ramadan, and Karri had to wear a headscarf, they also found some things were familiar (parties, Facebook, and organic food). Offering an intimate insight into a country and its people, this is Majd's 3rd and most personal book about his homeland. For another look at a Middle Eastern reporter's journey home, try Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Shadid's beautiful House of Stone." Armchair Travel February 2014 newsletter

Jan 13, 2014

A insightful book full of unique observations from a man (the author) who was born Iran and has come back again.


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