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Embroideries

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Embroideries

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Marjane Satrapi
publisher:
Pantheon
genre:
Nonfiction, Memoir

We gave it a B

In this fluffy, featherweight companion piece to her two-volume graphic auto-biography, Embroideries, Marjane Satrapi doodles some lighthearted cartoons of her grandmother sipping tea and discussing sex with her Iranian matron friends. Nahid tries to fake virginity on her wedding night with a razor blade between her legs; Bahar marries a gay man who sleeps under the bed; Parvine attests to the ability of European males to ”satisfy their women.” Flipping through this petite volume makes for an amusing hour or two; forgetting it takes half that time.