Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran is by Azadeh Moaveni. Moaveni is a journalist whose parents fled Iran after the deposition of the Shah. This book is the story of her struggle to find herself, a refugee in the midst of two cultures. Beginning with her childhood Moaveni takes us through her years as a journalist in Tehran and her subsequent return to America after 9/11. A challenge to read at times, the book does give American readers an idea of Iran seen through the eyes of its inhabitants.
Ratings: Adult - 7 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content).