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The book is also mercifully short, despite being chock full of information.
The book is a good read and I would suggest that anyone who is interested in culture and learning about Afghan Americans read it.
That same feeling of being in the middle and nowhere at the same time is what I most liked about the book.
Really great insight into life in Afghanistan, really high-quality writing, too! Beautiful figurative language and stays interesting the whole time!Published 5 months ago by Nathan
I love true stories about unknown places and how someone manages to overcome huge hurdles to succeed. Tamim Ansary writes well and educates me about his old and new worlds.Published 6 months ago by Kent Hinckley
A beautfully written memoir about his boyhood in Afghanastan and his ongoing relation ..It is full of passion and struggle I loved itPublished 10 months ago by Tamara Greenberg
An interesting story that started with a e-mail. Interesting in that we get a look at the authors journey to American citizenship and how his heart strings are still in... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bruce Strayer
The author writes in a very straighforward style. I can't decide whether this is an asset. Very good for high schoolers or those just starting college. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jean Gross
This book helped me understand a culture far different from mine and yet the people in that culture love and hurt and bleed just like the people in the one in which I live. Read morePublished 12 months ago by MJN Go
Born in 1948 in Kabul to an Afghan father and American mother, Tamim Ansary emmigrated to the U.S. as a teenager in the 1960's, He has long felt and described himself a man with a... Read morePublished 16 months ago by jem
Published in 2002 but still in 2013 remains engrossing and highly informative about recent and contemporary Afghanistan and about author Tamim Ansary's childhood life there and his... Read morePublished 18 months ago by T. Savage
The beginning of the book was very interesting. I could see this as a magazine article. The longish narrative of a travelogue did not work as well for a book. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Richard Webster