A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life



My family, particularly my grandmother and my parents, have been very important to my work, and I have written about them extensively in personal essays and my memoir The Good Daughter. I was born in Tehran and came to America as a young child. It was only in my twenties that I found out my mother harbored a decades-old secret about her early life in Iran. I write about the experience of discovering that hidden history in my memoir The Good Daughter. These photos from my album offer a peek into my life and my family history. I hope you enjoy them.