The Perfect Gentleman by Imran Ahmad

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...completely honest and doesn’t shy away from writing about his doubts... incredibly down to earth and moral while still being funny and lighthearted.
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Both deliciously funny and deeply insightful, THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN is a beguiling multi-layered memoir that has touched the hearts of readers all over the world. At the age of one, Imran Ahmad moved from Pakistan to London, growing up torn between his Islamic identity and his desire to embrace the West. Join Imran in his lifelong struggle against corruption and injustice, and as he grapples with some of Life's most profound questions. What does God do exactly? Do you automatically go to Hell for following the wrong religion? How do you persuade a beautiful woman to become your girlfriend (and would driving a Jaguar XJS help?) Can you maintain a James Bond persona without the vodka, cigarettes and women - even whilst your parents are trying to arrange your marriage? Imran's unimagined journey makes thoughtful, compelling, and downright delightful reading. With a unique style and unflinching honesty, THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN addresses serious issues in an extraordinarily light way, and will leave readers both thinking deeply and laughing out loud.


 

About Imran Ahmad

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Imran Ahmad was born in Pakistan, grew up in London, and went to university in Scotland, before pursuing a corporate career which has taken him all over the world, including five years living in the United States. His career has been mainly in finance and information technology, which he knows little about (but apparently this isn't a problem in management consulting). In April - June 2012 he is conducting a 50-city speaking tour of the United States. Full details are on his website: www.perfect-gent.com
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Center Street. 332 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Steve Palm-Houser on Apr 03 2012

Ahmad is a British Muslim of Pakistani descent. His memoir of childhood and young adulthood is lighthearted and entertaining, even as he recounts harrowing circumstances...

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Reviewed by Joanne Latimer on Apr 18 2012

A feminist and a peacemaker, our “perfect gentleman” has this reader impatient for the sequel

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Reviewed by Valerie Senyk on Jan 27 2012

Ahmad’s writing voice is fresh and original throughout. His book does a balancing act in straddling humour with serious issues — and reading it becomes a delightful education.

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Reviewed by Bushra Burney on Apr 17 2012

...completely honest and doesn’t shy away from writing about his doubts... incredibly down to earth and moral while still being funny and lighthearted.

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