The Ayatollah Begs to Differ
The Paradox of Modern IranLarge Print - 2008
The grandson of an eminent ayatollah and the son of an Iranian diplomat, Hooman Majd is now an American citizen - 100 percent Iranian and 100 percent American. Combining an insider's knowledge of how Iran works with a remarkable ability to explain its history and its quirks to Western readers, he paints a portrait of a country that is fiercely proud of its Persian heritage, mystified by its outsider status, and scornful of the idea that the U.S. can dictate how it should interact with the community of nations.
"Highly recommended for all public libraries." - Library Journal.
"Delves into the very core of Iranian society ... his book reads as if he is chatting with a smart friend while strolling around Tehran . . . [A] remarkable ride through what is often uncharted territory." - Publishers Weekly, starred