My other job is at a bookstore. With that comes the excessive tome exposure, and yet somehow it's never too much. It was there that I discovered Augusten Burroughs, followed Oprah's classic selections and even fell for The DaVinci Code. Then there are the few that I keep seeing but never think twice about, one being Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. After being given this item to write about, I finally noticed the title. The book describes how novels gave Nafisi and her students encouragement to fight repression and to create our own little pockets of freedom. Those words alone struck me, and I immediately added Reading Lolita in Tehran to my must-read list. The Dallas MuseThum of Art presents Nafisi discussing her work 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, 1928 Ross Ave. Tickets are $25 to $30. Call 214-922-1219.
Tue., March 28, 7:30 p.m.