Bean There, Read That: Persepolis

Persepolis blog imagePick up a copy of Persepolois by Marjane Satrapi for the Tuesday August 27, 2013 Bean There, Read That 7-8:30PM book discussion for young professionals at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn).

Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi’s best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips.

Persepolis is the story of Satrapi’s unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming–both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up.

Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom–Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.

If you are interested in reading this, you can nab a copy at the previous month’s meeting or at the Reference Desk, first-come, first served.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold will be discussed Tuesday September 24, 2013 7-8:30PM at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn). As always, plan to bring cash for drinks and food as young professionals in their 20s/30s gather for this discussion.

If you have questions or you would like to receive email reminders, contact me at eseeger@tscpl.org. Don’t forget to add to the conversation on the Library’s Goodreads page!

Erin Seeger

I am the Lawn & Garden and Cooking Neighborhood Librarian who also leads the "Bean There, Read That" book discussion for folks in their 20s and 30s, facilitates the "Master Gardener" series, and the "Cooking by the Book" series at Garfield Community Center.