Friday, February 20, 2009

I Think I May Become a Regular...

at the Harvard Bookstore's events. I heard Azadeh Moaveni speak there on Thursday night.

Despite her bronchitis, she was extremely well-spoken and very, well, different than I had imagined her while reading Lipstick Jihad. She came across as a lot more politically observant, calm, and thoughtful in person. She talked about the issues of her new book; the rise and fall of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's popularity, the changing priorities as her generation in Iran grows up, and her own experience with Persian weddings. I did purchase Honeymoon in Tehran and get it signed, and will be reading it probably within the next few weeks or so. I'm still chugging on through a bitter feminist biography on Louisa May Alcott (though I may take a break for Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys).

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