Jalil Mortazavi




The Mystery of America


The Mystery of America book cover


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About the Book

Mr. Mortazavi has written this book out of gratitude to all those who assisted him and showed him such kindness, as well as to the country that became his new home. In it, he attempts to identify and then define the various elements of American society that he sees as unique and of special value. He calls those, collectively, the mystery of America. With joy, humor, and unfailing positivity, he paints a picture of America that we can all hope is at least part of our reality, as well as an ideal.


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Reader Review

The Mystery of America, written by Jalil Mortazavi, tells a touching story about how he became blessed with American culture after living in his native country of Iran. The comparisons he makes between both countries are, in my opinion, very sincere and candid. Among other ways that his book inspires us, consider how well he was treated in this country, not just as an Iranian citizen, but as a blind person. He was given many opportunities to prove that blind people are quite capable of leading independent lives, and he succeeded in doing so. Jalil has set the example as someone who accomplished a double adjustment, being blind and living in the United States.

Robert T. Branco
Author of My Home Away from Home: Life at Perkins School for the Blind and four other books.
Website: http://www.dldbooks.com/robertbranco/

From Iran to America


From Iran to America book cover


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About the Book

Travel with the author from his youth in a small village in Iran, to two larger cities there, and then to America. He came here in 1976, at the age of 20, for an eye operation. Although the operation was not successful, his journey most certainly was.

Now an American citizen and a proud resident of Boston, Jalil Mortazavi has much to say about Iran vs. America, volunteerism, American culture and humor, and what makes this country a true home for him. His gratitude and optimism shine throughout the book. He concludes with a heartfelt essay in praise of Boston, a piece which was written in May of 2013, after the Boston Marathon bombing.

Mr. Mortazavi also discusses the relationship between Iran and the United States. He explores the history of the friction between the two nations and then expresses hope for improvement, now that Dr. Hassan Rouhani has been elected President of Iran.

The author has been a guest speaker for numerous organizations and institutions, as well as a guest on a number of different radio and television shows.

He is currently the editor of www.usiranaffairs.com

Since 2000, he has been involved in the Iranian-American community and hosts an international satellite broadcast available in North America and Iran: www.usirantv.com


Contact the Author

Email: boston1390@gmail.com
Cell phone: 617-529-7247


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Farsi (Persian) Edition

Mr. Mortazavi has translated his book into Farsi, expanding it in the process. The Farsi edition is available at the following online stores.

E-Book Edition

Print Edition


Article about the Author

This article about Jalil Mortazavi was published in the Brookline TAB on November 29, 2016:
http://brookline.wickedlocal.com/news/20161129/blind-brookline-resident-remembers-helpful-family


Interview with the Author

This interview with Jalil Mortazavi took place on WBZ Radio:
http://youtu.be/JQc4tLXRo5c


Photographs of Iran and America

A selection of these photographs appears in the English edition of the book — in color in the e-book, and in black and white in the print edition.


Ardabil, Iran

Ardabil, Iran

Ardabil, Iran

Azadi Square, Tehran

Azadi Square, Tehran

Tehran

Bagh-e-Melli Gate, Tehran

Boston

Boston

Boston

Abington, Massachusetts

Jalil Mortazavi