Honeymoon in Tehran: Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran
Honeymoon in Tehran Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran Author:Azadeh Moaveni Azadeh Moaveni, longtime Middle East correspondent for Time magazine, returns to Iran to cover the rise of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Living and working in Tehran, she finds a nation that openly yearns for freedom and contact with the West but whose economic grievances and nationalist spirit find an outlet in Ahmadinejad’s strident pro... more »nouncements. And then the unexpected happens: Azadeh falls in love with a young Iranian man and decides to get married and start a family in Tehran. Suddenly, she finds herself navigating an altogether different side of Iranian life. As women are arrested for “immodest dress” and the authorities unleash a campaign of intimidation against journalists, Azadeh is forced to make the hard decision that her family’s future lies outside Iran. Powerful and poignant, Honeymoon in Tehran is the harrowing story of a young woman’s tenuous life in a country she thought she could change.« less
The first third of the book is just political opinions, often idealistic and uninformed.
Second & third part of the book is where she gives us stories about the cultural exchanges during her wedding, and birth. I found it well written BUT hard to follow the dialogs, as they would often be cut off and inlaid with a full page of political agendas, and explanations of things most of us know from watching the news. It was very disruptive and I often found my self tending to skip the tedious explanations.
For someone who is not a total stranger to middle eastern culture the book has not much to hold their attention.
This book is a far cry to Funny in Farsi or the Beauty school of Kabul...