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August 7, 2006

Davar (Iran) Ardalan is Supervisory Producer on NPR's Morning Edition. She's also my cousin :o) Her memoir, My Name is Iran, will hit bookstores January 2007 -- Jahanshah Javid

SNEAK PREVIEW: My first name is Iran and in many ways my life has mirrored the nation of Iran's volatile experiments with modernity, revolution and Islam. There is a picture of me in my photo album from March of 1982 posing like Brooke Shields in her famous Calvin Klein jeans ad. On the next page there's a photo taken two years later where I’m veiled and somber, a young bride in Ayatollah Khomeini's new revolution. At the age of 19 I left America for Iran >>> My Name is Iran

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