Sunday, February 20, 2011

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

The author of Persepolis creates another wonderful autobiographical book, with the focus on the important women in her life and their stories and opinions on love, sex, and marriage.

I enjoyed this book and it's honest perspective of sex and Iranian female culture. It has such a funny honest outlook on what many women go through: the troubles of marriage, the power struggles between the sexes, and keeping up appearances for family and friends. It was so well done that it felt like you knew these women, or at least knew their incarnations in your own life. Their discussion is earthy, lively, and has the intimacy that only happens when a group of women who have known each other for a very long time get together. Fabulous.

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