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Hooman Majd
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Hooman Majd, born in Iran and educated in Britain and the United States, is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Ayatollah Begs to Differ and of The Ayatollahs’ Democracy. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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The Ayatollah Begs to Differ
The Paradox of Modern Iran
Written by Hooman Majd


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $13.99

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The Ayatollah Begs to Differ
The Paradox of Modern Iran
Written by Hooman Majd


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 28, 2009
Price: $14.95

A Los Angeles Times and Economist Best Book of the Year

With a New Preface

The grandson of an eminent ayatollah and the son of an Iranian diplomat, journalist Hooman Majd is uniquely qualified to explain contemporary Iran's complex and misunderstood culture to Western readers.

The Ayatollah Begs to Differ provides an intimate look... Read more >
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The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay
An American Family in Iran
Written by Hooman Majd


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $11.99

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


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $15.95

In February 2011, Hooman Majd disembarked at the Tehran airport, a place he had passed through many times to visit family or accompany a news crew. But this time he had his wife, Karri; his infant son, Khash; and an oversize stroller in tow—and plans to stay for a year. Few... Read more >
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The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay
An American Family in Iran
Written by Hooman Majd


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95

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. The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay traces their domestic adventures and closely tracks the political drama of a terrible year for Iran's government.

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