How I Learned to Smoke: An American Girl in Iran Jane Galer

ISBN: 9781440164958

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How I Learned to Smoke: An American Girl in Iran  by  Jane Galer

How I Learned to Smoke: An American Girl in Iran by Jane Galer
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The author lived in Iran from 1959 until 1966, at the height of the Shahs rule, a period when Beirut was known as the Paris of the Middle East. Some expatriate families lived as cocooned as possible within an enclave of their own kind no matterMoreThe author lived in Iran from 1959 until 1966, at the height of the Shahs rule, a period when Beirut was known as the Paris of the Middle East. Some expatriate families lived as cocooned as possible within an enclave of their own kind no matter what country they were in.

Not her family. Her parents were on a ride and took the entire family along, and when the roller coaster dipped and soared they wanted everyone waving their arms in the air.They became old with knowledge even as they lost ground with simple adolescent steps.

While their school friends in America were memorizing song lyrics, they were wandering around ancient ruins, memorizing the stages in Greek and Roman column development, and calculating the proper tip for a restaurant waiter. They experienced culture shock in both directions: when they arrived in Iran and when, seven years later, they moved back to the States.

How I Learned to Smoke is her personal story, a coming of age in an extraordinary setting, and a glimpse at the kind of world that existed in the Middle East as those countries struggled to emerge into the global community.



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