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From the best-selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women. Embroideries gathers together Marjane's tough-talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbors for an afternoon of tea drinking and talking. Naturally, the subject turns to love, sex and the vagaries of men.

As the afternoon progresses, these vibrant women share their secrets, their regrets and their often outrageous stories about, among other things, how to fake one's virginity, how to escape an arranged marriage, how to enjoy the miracles of plastic surgery and how to delight in being a mistress. By turns revealing and hilarious, these are stories about the lengths to which some women will go to find a man, keep a man or, most important, keep up appearances.

Full of surprises, this introduction to the private lives of some fascinating women, whose life stories and lovers will strike us as at once deeply familiar and profoundly different from our own, is sure to bring smiles of recognition to the faces of women everywhere--and to teach us all a thing or two.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2005
Edition: 1st American paperback ed
ISBN: 9780375714672
Characteristics: approximately 100 pages :,illustrations ;,20 cm


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Dec 17, 2016

Amazing book. Very hard to put down once started! These women's lives are not easy, but they are tough and interesting people.

Cynthia_N Nov 20, 2015

Funny book!! I was quite surprised by some of the topics covered by these women. Quick read!

May 03, 2013

A quick read, but none the less very enjoyable. I highly recommend to anyone wanting a good, but less traditional read.

Aug 08, 2012

Another good time from Satrapi!

wilstyles Jan 04, 2012

What do Iranian women talk about behind closed doors and away from men? Find out! Satrapi's story telling through graphic novels is wonderful.

Jan 28, 2010

Love all of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novels. Was introduced to her by the movie Persepolis - go see it if you haven't already!

Jul 07, 2008

In this slim volume, Marjane Satrapi gives us a peek into intimate conversations among Iranian women today. Her poignant drawings illustrate that, despite having to dress and conduct themselves conservatively outside the home, these women gossip and discuss sex in humorous, frank, and occasionally crude language with the best of them. Great fun!

Satrapi's Persepolis books are also wonderful.


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Sep 18, 2011

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