Sunday, January 27, 2008

"Persepolis" and our family connection

My first post! Here goes:
Hope you have heard that the film version of Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi's marvelous graphic novel about growing up in Iran at the time of the overthrow of the Shah, is in movie theaters across the country. This memoir has particular interest for all of us, since there were some of our very own family members in Iran at that time. They experienced the Iranian people's friendliness to Americans back then, as well as the anxiety and disruption of the overthrow.

The book had a sequel, Persepolis 2, which follows young Marjane as she is sent out of Iran to Europe for her own safety. This definitely has more adult content, but is also well worth reading. The movie version combines material from both books, so get the book(s) at your library or book store, then let's compare notes on the movie!


  1. Well done on the new blog! The link worked just fine!

    Looking forward to reading more!

  2. ditto to wot peggy said. plus, your blog looks really nice!! ain't it excitin'?? now go read some more books fast so you can tell us about 'em!! i'm wading my way through all of georges simenon's mysteries for the nth time. just love his books. the one i'm reading now, THE FRIEND OF MADAME MAIGRET, is almost as good as BEING in montmartre (attention: peggy!)

    congrats on a fine start!!


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