eBook of the Week

Hooman Majd, born in Tehran to an upper-class diplomat family that fled after the overthrow of the shah, decided to take his American wife and baby son back to Iran for a year-long visit in 2011.  This is his story of going home again.

The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: an American Family in Iran by Hooman Majd


“With U.S.–Iran relations at a thirty-year low, Iranian-American writer Hooman Majd dared to take his young family on a year-long sojourn in Tehran. [This book] traces their domestic adventures and closely tracks the political drama of a terrible year for Iran’s government …  a sparkling account of life under a quixotic authoritarian regime that offers rare and intimate insight into a country and its people, as well as a personal story of exile and a search for the meaning of home.”

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