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Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
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Aug 11, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: biographymemoir, graphic-novel-comics, non-fiction, not-the-lower-48, adult, progress-and-commentary
Read in August, 2009

More great insights on Iranian culture from Satrapi...this time focusing on the women in her life back in Tehran. I loved how it was structured around a (seemingly) single night of tea talk. It was short and sweet--I felt like it could have gone into even more depth and I still would have been enthralled. And holy cow! The title! It is quite deceiving (not unlike the content of the book's pages)...I always thought, "Oh, how nice!" with that pink cover, prim and seductive looking woman, and curlicue script. Not a euphemism for something much more sinister and tragic, and another means of deception, I might add. Recommended!

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