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SUMMARY ☆ Prisoner Clear dealIn Prisoner Rezaian writes of his exhausting interrogations and farcical trial He also reflects on his idyllic childhood in Northern California and his bond with his Iranian father a rug merchant; how his teacher Christopher Hitchens inspired him to pursue journalism; and his life changing decision to move to Tehran where his career took off and he met his wife Written with wit humor and grace Prisoner brings to life a fascinating maddening culture in all its complexity“Jason paid a deep price in defense of  journalism and his story proves that not everyone who defends freedom carries a gun some carry a pen” John F Kerry 68th Secretary of Stat. Well much like the release of Jason Rezaian from the Iranian prison I am not free to move to another book Rating a memoir is very difficult his recounting is only of 544 days so it is just a short period of time out of his life and of a time when he is frustrated frightened and terribly worried I did appreciate the honesty with which his memories are presented and I feel for him each of the days he lost but life is rarely fair in the long run If you work a safe job live in a safe city then you are likely to have a safe life But those who risk are likely to get and sometimes the is than they expected The issue at hand is how to rate the memories of someone so the writing was not anything special The memories were rather glibly presented although I am not sure what he could say to make them deeper and meaningful The book was interesting and really nothing It was not than I expected nor his reaction less than one would expect from someone who is angry and frustrated 35 stars Happy Reading

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SUMMARY ☆ Prisoner “An important story Harrowing and suspenseful yes but it’s also a deep dive into a complex and egregiously misunderstood country with two very different faces There is no better time to know about Iran and Jason Rezaian has seen both of those faces”     Anthony BourdainThe dramatic memoir of the journalist who was held hostage in a high security prison in Tehran for eighteen months and whose release which almost didn’t happen became a part of the Iran nuclear dealIn July 2014 Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police accused of spying for America The charges were absurd Rezaian’s reporting was a mix of human. It hurts to give a memoir a bad review and even so a memoir of captivity So let me preface this review by saying that I have nothing but respect for Rezaian and all he endured I am sure it was even difficult and complicated than he detailed in this book and anything negative I write here is directed toward the book and how he portrays himself and events in it not him on a personal level or his lived experiencesI told Jeremy early on that this book was really good Then today I told him I finished it and that I didn t like almost hated it What changed Well it s simple I got to know the author You see this memoir is one of those books where you find yourself not really wanting to spend time with the author s overt presence But guess what this author s overt presence is on every page because a it s a memoir of b his time in prison There is no escape to be had and he is insufferableLet me be specific in this book he comes off as culturally insensitive at bestracist at worst He is misogynistic He is petty He is mean And he takes every opportunity to be sarcastic or to show contempt You know it s getting bad when you start noticing these things and then say to yourself well but he IS unjustly imprisoned in Iran and then you reply to yourself but stillSo yes but still Here is an example of cultural insensitivity that made me gasp out loudDue to a difference in the number of days between the Islamic lunar calendar and the accurate one that the rest of the world the world that has long understood and accepted that the Earth revolves around the sun uses My dude I don t even know what to say to thisHere are some examples of him never missing a chance to disparage a woman in the roomWhen he meets his wife and her friendssisters It wasn t long before the door opened and a bunch of branded shopping bags entered the suite accompanied by three young Iranian women two with fair complexions and lacking any kind of discernable energy and one whose skin seemed to glow from being in the desert sun s rays Why the mention of skin color here Why complain about a woman s lack of pertness in his presence Why the shopping bagsWhen he meets the prosecuting attorney The other attorney had been replaced by a young wiry and uppity mustached female in a black chadorShe kept going livid suawking like some kind of rabid bird He has plenty of bad things to say about the male attorneys too but none of them are uppity and they never suawk And the mustacheI justwhy This woman excuse me FEMALE is doing her lawyer stuff the best that she can and she s doing it in a CHADOR Maybe she couldn t be bothered to wax her upper lip before showing up in courtHe makes fun of the way his Iranian guards speak and pronounce English This hurt my heart I have read books where such teasing is done in a funny endearing way that adds color to the setting but here it s just meanThese issues aside there are hints here of a book I would have liked One of the things I like about captivity narratives is learning about what happens when people have nowhere to go but inside their own minds Terry Waite in Taken on Trust applied his hostage mediation strategies to his own situation The hostages in Guests of the Ayatollah read All Of The Books Amanda Lindhout built her House in the Sky There is very little of that here Every once in a while there was a throwaway line about the pidgin language he cobbled together to communicate with his cellmates or how he preferred certain kinds of books over others I wanted to hear so much about that But there seemed to be no place in this book for introspection structure and noble striving instead there was just rage pettiness and contemptI think what Rezaian went through was horrible and I m very glad he was released And he doesn t owe me or anyone else the book we wish he had written But I do wish I had read the Wikipedia article instead of this book

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SUMMARY ☆ Prisoner Interest stories and political analysis He had even served as a guide for Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown Initially Rezaian thought the whole thing was a terrible misunderstanding but soon realized that it was much dire as it became an eighteen month prison stint with impossibly high diplomatic stakes While in prison Rezaian had tireless advocates working on his behalf His brother lobbied political heavyweights including John Kerry and Barack Obama and started a social media campaign #FreeJason while Jason’s wife navigated the red tape of the Iranian security apparatus all while the courts used Rezaian as a bargaining chip in negotiations for the Iran nu. Frustration is writing a review that disappears Only doing this a second time because the book deserves it At times I felt like I too was serving time in an Iranian prison I had to hurry up and finish it so I could get out of my sordid cell Parts of the book are monotonous it needed to be this way for me to understand the experience Jason and his wife Selehi are ambushed and imprisoned over trumped up charges They are accused of being spies primarily because they started a tongue in cheek Kickstarter to bring avocados to Iran Since The Rezaians spent parts of each year in CA and Iran Jason was missing avocados The Iranian captors were sure that this was a code word for some nefarious goings on It was not They saw his disorganized email and felt that this was evidence that they were trying to spy None of their charges made any sense but they were after one thing only a confession by Jason that he was a spy Actually Jason was a Tehran bureau chief for the Washington Post who was trying to report fairly on Iranian politics and culture His wife was Iranian and she too was jailed for part of his imprisonment Although Jason was not physically abused he was mentally tortured There was no routine just threats of death solitary confinement and endless interrogations He was consistently blindfolded when he left his cell and never knew what was around the next cornerAlthough Jason had no way to know it lots of people including Mohammed Ali were lobbying for his release His mother and the rest of his family were persistent and brave throughout the ordeal One of his saving graces was that he never lost his sense of humor One of the guards kept begging him to sing them a song He made him stand then sang The Star Spangled Banner Innocent people are being sent to Iranian prisons every day We need to put a stop to this foolishness but it ll never happen while DT is president Serving time when you are innocent must be one of the worst ordeals a human can suffer Jason is currently writing opinion pieces for the Post and contributes to CNN I m glad he wrote this book

  • Hardcover
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  • Prisoner
  • Jason Rezaian
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  • 28 April 2018
  • 9780062691576

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    Jason Rezaian Ü 1 SUMMARY READ & DOWNLOAD ã YEEZY950.US Ü Jason Rezaian EBOOK Prisoner It hurts to give a memoir a bad review and even so a memoir of captivity So let me preface this review by saying that I have nothing but respect for Rezaian and all he endured I am sure it was even difficult and complicated than he detailed in this book and anything negative I write here is directed toward the book and how he portra

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Prisoner EBOOK Prisoner READ & DOWNLOAD ã YEEZY950.US Ü Jason Rezaian This is a difficult book to review On the one hand it was interesting and informative and tells a story that must have been truly traumatic for the author On the other hand I felt a little frustrated because I couldn't really connect

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    EBOOK Prisoner FREE DOWNLOAD Prisoner When someone comes up to Jason Rezaian throws their arm around him and wants to hear all the juicy bits about how he underwent torture at the hands of his Iranian jailers they are somewhat taken aback when they discover that he wasn't physica

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    EBOOK Prisoner Update I’ve a had a few months to sleep on this and I thought it’s fair if I reduce my rating to 1 starI feel like a total asshole for giving this book a bad review But let me explainI’m an Iranian and I deeply hate the Iranian government and how they treat people They are unjust brutal and terrifying at best and I would never ever ask someone to go and visit Iran while the current regime exists I’ve left Iran 5 years ago

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Prisoner Jason Rezaian Ü 1 SUMMARY READ & DOWNLOAD ã YEEZY950.US Ü Jason Rezaian Frustration is writing a review that disappears Only doing this a second time because the book deserves it At times I felt like I too was serving time in an Iranian prison I had to hurry up and finish it so I could get out of my sor

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    EBOOK Prisoner READ & DOWNLOAD ã YEEZY950.US Ü Jason Rezaian Jason Rezaian Ü 1 SUMMARY A great book and not what I expected I am embarrassed to share that I did not know much about Jason Rezaian's story other than the fact that he was in an Iranian prison and was associated with the Iran nuclear deal I assumed that this would be a prison memoir in the category of Unbroken with the author enduring and overcoming the trauma of abuse in captivity There is no torture in this book and that is part of the terrible decepti

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    EBOOK Prisoner This book is the definition of nonfiction that reads like fiction The author Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police in July 2014 He was accused of spying for America which

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    EBOOK Prisoner Jason Rezaian Ü 1 SUMMARY FREE DOWNLOAD Prisoner I feel bad for giving a memoir about time in an Iranian prison a bad review but that's where we are It was all him I hope he's not as horrible

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    EBOOK Prisoner READ & DOWNLOAD ã YEEZY950.US Ü Jason Rezaian Well much like the release of Jason Rezaian from the Iranian prison I am not free to move to another book Rating a memoir is very difficult his recounting is only of 544 days so it is just a short period of time out of his life and of a time when he is frustrated frightened and terribly worried I did appreciate the honesty with which his mem

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Prisoner EBOOK Prisoner I feel like this book is a missed opportunity I had heard about it on Pod Save America and Jason was a guest The book sounded really i

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