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In this new kind of interview show, Randy Cohen talks to guests about a person, a place, and a thing they feel strongly about. The result: some great talkers tell stories they never have before. Visit

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Apr 3, 2016

Born in Tehran and educated in Switzerland and the Univ. of Oklahoma, thus setting some kind of record for cultural contrast, she taught English Literature at Tehran University and is now a fellow at Johns Hopkins School of International Studies. Like millions of admirers, I first heard of her with the publication of Reading Lolita in Tehran. We convened at Mark Twain House with musical guest Mamie Minch.