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Embroideries

By Marjane Satrapi

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| Hardcover | 9780375423055

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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 an Continue

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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    donne

    esilaranti conversazioni tra donne sulle donne!

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    Sally Mara said on May 21, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    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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    Freud said on Sep 12, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    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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    Agnese said on Jul 12, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    Lo strano femminismo libero e dissacrante ma richiuso in un recinto di regole assurde di questa autrice iraniana è davvero singolare.

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    Semola said on May 8, 2013 | Add your feedback

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