Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Great Book

If you want to read a good book, try Marina Nemat's memoir, "Prisoner of Tehran." It's the story of her teenage years as a political prisoner in Iran. She was arrested because she walked out of class (at the teacher's order) after asking the teacher to teach math rather than politics. When most of her classmates followed her, it was assumed she was a communist leader!

She would have been executed after being tortured, but her interrogator fell in love with her and saved her life--reducing her sentnce to life in prison rather than death by firing squad. Later he forced her to marry him--when she tried to refuse he said if she didn't he'd have her family killed.

Anyway, it's an amazing story and I won't tell any more of it. Read it!


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