I am currently reading Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisia. I started it months ago, laid it aside, and now I am getting back to it. I think timing is everything with this one. It's more interested at this point in my life.
There are lots of great lines in the book. For example, "In retrospect, when historical events are gathered up, analyzed, and categorized in articles and books, their messiness disappears and they gain a certain logic and clarity that one never feels at the time". I wonder if that will be the case when we look back on the U.S. "war on terrorism".