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Embroideries

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Publisher: Pantheon Books

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 144 | Format: Hardcover | In other languages: (other languages) Chi traditional , Spanish , French , Italian , German , Catalan , Dutch

Isbn-10: 0375423052 | Isbn-13: 9780375423055 | Publish date:  | Edition 1

Also available as: Paperback , Softcover and Stapled , eBook

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels , Family, Sex & Relationships , Fiction & Literature

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Book Description
From 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 importantly, keep up appearances.

Full of surprises, this introduction to the private lives of some fascinating women, whose life stories and lovers and 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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  • 5

    La cura

    Una vive un mese difficile a Tunisi e torna un po' risentita nei confronti della cultura islamica. Poi arriva la Satrapi con disegni bianco e nero fumo e donne brillanti, ironiche e pettegole e ti restituisice il sorriso.

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  • 5

    Divertentissimo!! E chi è che non lo fa taglia e cuci... e a tutti, dopo, si tonifica il cuore!! Come dice la mitica nonna della Satrapi

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  • 4

    Goloso, quanto la fetta di torta doppio cioccolato farcita pettegolezzo di un pomeriggio tutto tra donne. Le bricioline dell’impasto leggermente graffianti. La crema di buonumore un’iniezione di endorfine.
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    Goloso, quanto la fetta di torta doppio cioccolato farcita pettegolezzo di un pomeriggio tutto tra donne. Le bricioline dell’impasto leggermente graffianti. La crema di buonumore un’iniezione di endorfine. Continua su http://lepaginestrappate.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/chiacchiere-con-marjane-satrapi-taglia-e-cuci/

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  • 5

    Humorous and fun

    Very funny and because having been to Iran, I come to understand how women come together and enjoy an insider's time together and bond together by sharing gossipy kind of topics.


    Of course women of all cultures do the same thing ;) but it is exactly because the setting is Iran that makes i ...continue

    Very funny and because having been to Iran, I come to understand how women come together and enjoy an insider's time together and bond together by sharing gossipy kind of topics.

    Of course women of all cultures do the same thing ;) but it is exactly because the setting is Iran that makes it special.

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  • 4

    La Satrapi si riconferma eccezionale,e rileggere questo libro dopo Persepolis mi ha aiutato a contestualizzarlo e apprezzarlo ancora di più. Per tutte le donne! (ma non solo, anzi!)

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  • 4

    Persepolis non l'ho ancora letto ma del film mi ero innamorata. Questo libro invece mi ha lasciata sorridente e a bocca aperta per come tratta gli spettegulezzi hot di amiche e parenti di Marjane, in un tranquillo pomeriggio casalingo tra donne. Buon divertimento ;-)

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