×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America and American in Iran
     

Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America and American in Iran

3.2 5
by Azadeh Moaveni
 

See All Formats & Editions

As far back as she can remember, Azadeh Moaveni has felt at odds with her tangled identity as an Iranian-American. In suburban America, Azadeh lived in two worlds. At home, she was the daughter of the Iranian exile community, serving tea, clinging to tradition, and dreaming of Tehran. Outside, she was a California girl who practiced yoga and listened to Madonna. For

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America and American in Iran 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being an Iranian-American I have always been interested in reading a book that I could connect with. Azadeh, (Persian for Free One), describes many facts of a Persian-American life in America and in Iran. It was good to read since many times tv distorts the truth. She talks about post 9-11 and how it made an impact on Persians in America that I connected with on pages 134-135. The one thing that I was hoping Azadeh would emphasize more was that by and large the majority of Muslims do not agree with terrorist and there is not such things as Holy War and Suicide Bombers in the Qur'an. I hope our society will soon describe terrorists and rough, evil clerics as horrible people instead of muslims. The Iranian Regime needs to realize that there is such a thing as an unvieled, modern muslim. This book shows how the regime of Iran has misguided the country and the religion so far for there own benefit (similar to the mafia) while many of its citizens see it evil and false. The people of Iran want freedom more than anything and the regime has taken away what they deserve. Thank you Azadeh for capturing many facts that go through Iranian-American minds. The truth is our home is between the two.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read lately. It is both beautiful and complex. She writes fluently and makes her feelings/thoughts and social-economical situation so comprehendible. I had read other books by Iranian authors before but this one stands out because of its honesty and integrity.