Waiting for an Ordinary Day

Waiting for an Ordinary Day

The Unraveling of Life in Iraq

By Farnaz Fassihi

PublicAffairs, Hardcover, 9781586484750, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008


A Wall Street Journal correspondent’s wrenching portrait of ordinary Iraqis, their lives possessed by “the genie of terrorism chaos and mayhem” unleashed by the American invasion.

About the Author

Farnaz Fassihi is the deputy bureau chief for Middle East and Africa for The Wall Street Journal, now based in Beirut, Lebanon. She joined the Journal in January 2003 and was immediately sent to Iraq. Her family is Iranian-American; she has degrees in English from Tehran University and in journalism from Columbia University. Prior to joining the Journal, she was a roving foreign correspondent for the Star Ledger of Newark, N.J., and a reporter for the Providence Journal.