Such honesty! Living through revolution and war in Iran, Satrapi could have chosen to paint herself as an heroic figure standing tall against a brutal regime. Instead, she offers us her life as a questioning, sometimes disrespectful, depressed, drug abusing, scared, lonely, occasionally joy-filled human being. She's human living under very challenging circumstances. The story pulled me in immediately. The simple drawings told the story admirably. My favorite line? A woman teacher tells a group of parents, including the Satrapi's, that they should make their daughters wear their veils correctly. The response by Marjane's father? "If hair is as stimulating as you say, then you need to shave your moustache!" Mean! But I can't say I wouldn't have felt like spouting something similar in his shoes. A great story told with great openness.