The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines by Shohreh Aghdashloo

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...it manages to tell the well-worn story freshly by adopting a journalistic, third person perspective stripped of emotion. It is shocking and evocative.
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Oscar nominee and Emmy Award–winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo shares her remarkable personal journey—from a childhood in the Shah’s Iran to the red carpets of Hollywood—in The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines, a dazzling memoir of family, faith, and hope.
 
When Shohreh Aghdashloo was growing up in Teheran, stardom was a distant dream, especially since her parents had more practical plans for their daughter…
 
When revolution swept Iran in 1978, the Ayatollah Khomeini’s religious regime brought stifling restrictions on women and art. Shohreh Aghdashloo seized the moment and boldly left her husband for Europe and eventually, America, a vastly different culture.
 
Shohreh Aghdashloo writes poignantly about her struggles as an outsider in a new culture—as a woman, a Muslim, and a Persian—adapting to a new land and a new language, and shares behind-the-scenes stories about what it’s really like to be an actress in Hollywood.

The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines includes original color photographs from the author.

 

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Shohreh Aghdashloo won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for HBO's House of Saddam and was the first Iranian actress to be nominated for an Academy Award, for her role in House of Sand and Fog. She has starred in the Fox series 24, and has been featured in a number of television shows and films. Born and raised in Tehran, she now lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published June 4, 2013 by Harper. 293 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

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on Mar 17 2013

A work as charming and elegant as the actress herself, conveying her remarkable career as a survivor of the Iranian debacle.

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on Apr 08 2013

...it manages to tell the well-worn story freshly by adopting a journalistic, third person perspective stripped of emotion. It is shocking and evocative.

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