Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Pantheon Books
In this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women, Marjane Satrapi gathers together her tough-talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt, and their friends and neighbors for an afternoon of tea drinking and talking. 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, 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.