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Best book about Iran ever.,
This review is from: We Are Iran: The Persian Blogs (Paperback)
All my life I've had the vague idea that Persia was the source of one of the world's most important cultures, but I would have had a hard time explaining why. No longer. Alavi covers a truly impressive range of topics in her exploration of the Iranian blogosphere, from pre-Islamic festivals to postmodern music, but what she does best is *sell* Iran and Iranian culture. After reading this book, I've not only started collecting Iranian recordings and renting Iranian DVDs, I've also decided that life is too short not to learn Persian. If the Iranian authorities were smart, they'd name her Minister of Culture.