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Critical Praise

"Moaveni has a journalist's eye for…struggle and a memoirist's knack for finding meaning in her own internal conflicts."

——Washington Post Book World

"Lipstick Jihad is as hip as the promise of its title, insightful, smart and often profoundly moving…Moaveni writes stunningly well."

——Chicago Tribune

"Lipstick Jihad's tug between objective reporting and Moaveni's subjectivity as an Iranian woman shines a fascinating light on a nation at odds with itself."

——Entertainment Weekly

A "compelling…guided tour through the underground youth culture in Tehran…an illuminating book."

——Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times