Honeymoon in Tehran

Honeymoon in Tehran

Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran

Book - 2009
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The Iranian-American author describes her return to Iran as a reporter for "Time" magazine, her marriage to an Iranian man, the repressive Iranian society and its impact, and her family's decision to leave Iran.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 340 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781400066452
140006645X
Branch Call Number: 955.061 Moa

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capovino May 11, 2013

This book did little to help me understand the cultural upheaval or dangers of pre and/or post revolutionary living in Iran. I was left with the sense that perhaps the author was holding back for fear of repercussions. This book could have been written by anyone who emigrated from any country, let alone Iran.

BPLNextBestAdults Jan 05, 2012

Born and raised in the United States, Moaveni is the daughter of two Iranian immigrants. Throughout her reporting career, she has repeatedly travelled to Iran to explain its politics and religion to the outside world. In this book, Moaveni has opted to begin a family and marry an Iranian man. She must decide if Iran, with all its beauty, culture, and extended family, is the place in which she can live out her dreams. This book focuses heavily on the details of Moaveni’s daily life and her point of view as she encounters a repressive regime that is increasingly omnipresent and omnipotent. It is a moving portrait of a beloved country struggling to retain its culture and character.

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Reyhaneh
Feb 16, 2010

a must read for all of us iranian-Americans, specially if you're like me, so emotional about the homeland that every picture/ or heard about in news will burst you into tears, and yet you would wake up teriffied if you dream that you've returned to Iran and are not allowed to leave there. I could relate to almost every story in the book, and it cleared up many reasons for my deep feelings to Iran.

but I'd equally recommend it to all non-Iranians as well. as it will take you to homes in Iran and their view about the world, and you'll see how different people of Iran are compared to their rulers. Iran, the most mis-understood country in the world.

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ryner
Jan 30, 2009

Azadeh Moaveni is an Iranian-American journalist raised in California. This is the story of her 2-year visit to Iran as a foreign correspondent. Her work is a delicate balance between reporting the truth and being under the omnipresent, threatening eyes of her government "minders," who are on the lookout for stories critical of the Iranian administration. After finding love unexpectedly, her personal life is an even more delicate balance hiding her pregnancy (in Iran, an unwed, pregnant woman can face dire legal consequences) until such time as she can plan and execute her own wedding.

At times, I felt I might have benefited from reading Moaveni's previous book, Lipstick Jihad, if only to provide some additional background information regarding her earlier life and career.

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