• [Praise for The Ayatollah Begs to Differ]: Captivating ... wise and witty ... essential reading

  • Illuminating, critical and affectionate

    Economist, Books of the Year
  • Mr President, if you are serious about negotiating with Iran, you need ... the best book on contemporary Iranian culture and all of its complexities and contradictions. Don't go to Tehran without it

    Washington Monthly, ‘What Obama Should Read’