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... read more
“...men's pride is situated in their scrotums. When one finds oneself with a bloody testicle, it is preferable to keep one's mouth shut.”
“I never really understood how it was possible to marry three times. Just one marriage was enough to make me realize that living with a man was unfeasible.”
“Marriage, it's like roulette: sometimes one wins, often one loses.”
“My nose was so enormous that if someone sat on my right, it was impossible for him to see what was happening on my left.”
“That's life! Sometimes you're on the horse's back, and sometimes it's the horse that's on your back.”
This book is very frank about sexual relations. No graphic details, but it might be a bit much for people who don't understand the emotions surrounding sex. On the other hand, if you want teenagers to understand more about the effects of sex and love emotionally and physically, this is perfect.
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