Sunday, December 14, 2008

Best books of 2008: The Economist

From The Economist's best books of 2008 list:
The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran.
By Hooman Majd.

A Western-educated son of an ayatollah portrays the intricacies of Iranian society in this illuminating, critical and affectionate memoir of his homeland.
Read about another book to make The Economist's list.

Read an excerpt from The Ayatollah Begs to Differ, and learn more about the book and author at Hooman Majd's website.

View the video trailer for the book, and watch Jon Stewart's interview with Hooman Majd on The Daily Show.

The Page 69 Test: The Ayatollah Begs to Differ.

--Marshal Zeringue