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    DescriptionFrom 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.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Satrapi Marjane
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    ISBN 13: 9780375714672
    ISBN 10: 0375714677

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: J
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 51
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A02000000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARAB
    DC22: 741.5/944
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, SOC028000
    DC21: 741.5944
    LC classification: PN6747.S245 E42 2006
    BISAC V2.8: CGN006000
    Thema V1.0: XAK, DNB, JBSF1
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    01 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Marjane Satrapi was born in 1969 in Rasht, Iran, and currently lives in Paris. She has written several children's books and her commentary and comics appear in newspapers and magazines around the world, including "The New York Times" and "The New Yorker." She is also the author of the internationally best-selling and award-winning comic book autobiography in two parts, "Persepolis" and "Persepolis 2."
    Review quote
    "Tantalizing . . . Bold, bewitchingly humorous and politically astute . . . A cheeky and knowing peek at the loves, sexual histories and marital secrets of . . . these beautiful and seductive women." --"Elle" "Endearing . . . A wicked read." --"Los Angeles Times" "Humorous and bawdy . . . An amusing portrayal of independent women taking life in stride." --"The Village Voice" ""Embroideries" is as funny, opinionated, controversial and surprising as any good comic or conversation should be." --"Time.com" "Subversive . . . Satrapi's book is a mocking rebuke to the cult of chastity, and a statement about the way human passions find their way around the most determined repression." --"Salon" "By turns bawdy and heartbreaking . . . Of all Satrapi's books, "Embroideries" most effectively tears down the divide between Iranian and American culture, showing how women everywhere are similar." --"The Capital Times" (Madison)