Beautifully written -- enlightening -- easy to read.
I am an American daughter of an Iranian man who grew up in Tehran the same time as the author, and I was THRILLED to find this book.
This is one of three books that I believe provide a fairly comprehensive history of Persia / Iran in the 20th Century.
If you are interested in understanding what has been going on in Iran for the last 100+ years - how a backward country reached out and touched the Modern Age and then took a giant... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Bonnie J. Clark
Everyone should read this book. It's a very moving, real story and gives an amazing insight to how these people view life and relationshipsPublished 21 days ago by Catherine Seward
This was a very satisfying read. Sattareh is an inspiring person who cares deeply about her native country and worked very hard to improve the condition of the people in Iran. Read morePublished 2 months ago by bookclubber
Great book! I learned a lot about Iran's history and culture over the last century. I would highly recommend this book.Published 4 months ago by Sue Maple
I loved this book it is so informative and written nicely. I only wish I could have met her, she was for sure ahead of her time. I enjoyed this book immensely. Read morePublished 7 months ago by anahid a.
This is a riveting tale of a real Islamic woman's journey from her father's harem through the Islamic Revolution. Read this to find out what life is like for women in Iran.Published 7 months ago by Sherri L.
This deserves wider currency. A remarkable life, well told, with grace and backbone. At this remove the America where she studied is also another country.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
A wonderful autobiography which is at the same time a unique history of Iran and its revolution in the 20th century.Published 14 months ago by Xray