City of Lies by Ramita Navai

This British-Iranian author had rare access to people and places in the toxic underbelly of Iran’s capital, Tehran, where hypocrisy is found at every turn.

Book cover: City of Lies – Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran by Ramita Navai
Book cover: City of Lies – Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran by Ramita Navai

I saw the author of this book, Ramita Navai, pitching her book (subtitled “Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran”)  to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show in 2014 and immediately went out and bought it. Here is that interview:

 

Navai is a British-Iranian journalist who has had rare access to the people and places that make up the toxic underbelly of Iran’s capital. This is a story the ayatollahs and apologists for the regime do not want us to know about. The clash between the strictures of the Islamic theocracy and the reality of what is actually happening reveals the appalling hypocrisy that runs deep within the country and its people. [⇒ Excerpt]

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