I Kept Walking opens in 1940s Tehran when a misguided prank leaves three- year-old Minou frozen in fear. Days later, a doctor breaks the news to her mother: "Your daughter has polio."
To understand why nothing is as it seems-the cause of her polio or why her dutiful Jewish mother, who was married off at 13, thwarted her dream of marriage, Minou must flee Iran and confront the psychological toll of her polio.
I Kept Walking is the audacious account of a bold young woman who was unwilling to be crushed by polio or the prohibitions of a conservative society.
From the labyrinth of narrow alleys in Tehran's Grand Bazaar to a Jerusalem hospital room, this unforgettable memoir depicts a young woman's struggle to embrace her culture while defying its taboos.
This immigrant story will resonate with mothers and daughters, Jews and Persians, as well as anyone who has braved the unknown and kept on walking.
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About the Author
Gali Kronenberg is a writer and book coach. A former Los Angeles Times columnist, Gali has ghostwritten memoirs and nonfiction for a European prime minister and a New York Times bestselling author. His clients' books have sold to Penguin Random House and HarperCollins and won praise in The New York Times. After earning his MS at Columbia University, Gali worked as a reporter for The San Diego Union, The New York Times regional media group and Los Angeles Times. A ghostwriter and former Mandarin Chinese and French interpreter, Gali's language and cultural skills help him translate his clients' ideas to a global audience. Living abroad in China, India, France, Argentina and Israel and his interviews with tech moguls, Nobel laureates, U.S. presidents and spiritual leaders expanded his worldview. His writing draws on the best techniques of journalism, screenwriting and nonfiction to tell emotionally compelling stories that move and inspire. Gali also leads mindfulness, meditation and tai chi workshops. www.MightyWordsLA. com.