The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines

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The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines

By Shohreh Aghdashloo

HarperTorch, Hardcover, 9780062009807, 274pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 2013


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.