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The Road to Home: My Life and Times

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  2 reviews
In this humorous, learned, and moving memoir, Vartan Gregorian recounts his journey from an impoverished childhood as a Christian Armenian in Muslim Tabriz to cultured citizen of the world.
Gregorian's odyssey begins in an obscure poor quarter of a provincial city (thought by some to be the location of the Garden of Eden). Childhood centered on his brilliant, beloved, ill
Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 7th 2004 by Simon & Schuster (first published June 6th 2003)
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Paul Aslanian
I would give this book a 3.5 but that is not an option. This is an amazing story (and autobiography)of a young Armenian kid born into a very average avenue family in Tabriz, Iran in 1935. In many ways it is a story of the power of serindipity. He is spotted as a 12 year old as a very bright kid who had read an amazing list of classics. His spotter made it possible for him to attend an Armenian College in Beruit which was more like a high school/early college. More Seridipity: the headmaster is l ...more
Gregorian is coming to speak and I want to know a little about his background.
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