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My Stolen Face [Kindle Edition]

Neda Soltani
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

She simply uploaded her photo on Facebook and then the nightmare began.

Iran, 2009: In the course of protests against the disputed election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Neda Agha-Soltan is shot to death on the streets of Tehran. Together with the amateur video of her tragic death, international media spread the photo of the beautiful young woman, and she becomes the icon of Iran’s opposition. The only problem is that the photo belongs to another woman: Neda Soltani who has uploaded her photo on Facebook. A dramatic mix-up with incredible consequences; Iranian secret service hounds Neda Soltani, media ignores her plea to stop running the photo, and she is eventually charged with treason. She uses one last chance and escapes.

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  • File Size: 517 KB
  • Print Length: 239 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009JVQ8QQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #639,186 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Sad Truth October 18, 2012
By Dawn
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An irresponsible act which changed a life forever. A true story about today's political situation in Iran. I enjoyed reading it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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If you've ever wondered just how bad things can get when journalism runs out of control, this is a book you NEED to read. And if you're going into any part of the journalism field, it's even more important to read it, so that you can understand just how devastating a careless mistake can be for an innocent life.

Neda Soltani's face, and picture, are iconic for a LOT of people, but for all the wrong reasons. Thanks to a case of mistaken identity, hers was the face everyone carried around on posters and placards protesting the murder of Neda Agha-Soltan, and that mistake almost cost HER her life, too. This isn't just the story of that fateful summer day; this is the story of the life that Ms. Soltani had painstakingly built for herself and how it was destroyed by the appropriation of her face by activists, journalists, and eventually the Iranian regime itself, none of whom cared about the truth or the harm that they were doing to her in the process.

The book is a harrowing, absorbing read -- and I stayed up all night to finish it! -- greatly helped by Ms. Soltani's exquisite command of the English language. Until the disaster engulfed her, after all, she had been a professor of English literature. My heart was pounding as I read about her ordeal and its most harrowing moments. Yours will, too. And it should, because this was the price she paid for the way the whole world turned an innocent bystander into an icon, a martyr, and -- very nearly -- into another casualty of those horrendous days and nights. It's time for the world to give her back her face, and listen to her at last, too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book January 14, 2013
By Raquel
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I heard an interview with the author on the talk radio witch got my interest in her book, so i got it.. I loved this book.. i read it in 1 day.. you just can stop reading it.. i hope Neda is ok now.. she`s a very smart and strong women and a very good story teller.. the book is also very easy to read.. English is my second language and i had no problem at all reading it :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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A coworker recommended the book to me as a memoir and a true story a few days ago. Intrigued by the synopsis, I took a look.

She's a courageous woman, Neda Soltani, and a wonderful writer. I finished the book in two days and the way that she expressed her feelings brought her story to life.

I would recommend anyone to read this and think carefully about how information can be taken and abused in this day and age. It's incredible how such a seemingly small thing can utterly ruin a persons life.

I'm sorry for your situation, Neda. I hope you are living well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Addictive Book October 15, 2012
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A great story, better even storytelling skills! Be ready to be grabbed by the book and not put it down till you have finished!
This Lady has gone through a lot. Hope she finds success through her writing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read October 26, 2014
By Inna
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The book is worth reading. Neda writes not only about dramatic changes in her life because of the abuse of her photo, but also about impact of historic events on her family.
As far as I understand, Neda was afraid of publisizing the case. From my point of view, she has done the right choice. I was surprised and taken aback that such powerful editions as The Guardian didn't react appropriately and check whether it was Neda Agha-Soltan's photo.
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