Review: Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

Family gossip is my Achilles’ heel. I live for those moments when my mother and I get to discuss old memories of hers and mine.
So this graphic novel fit right like a glove.

Embroideries starts out with Marjane Satrapi and her family and friends sitting down with their drinks to devote themselves to their favorite activity: discussion.screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-20-12-22
There was talk of marriage, love, unfeasible men, sex, double standards, body image… simply put, Embroideries included everything I love discussing with my family and so much more.

Here are a few of my favorite talks between Marjane’s tough-talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbors:
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screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-20-39-40(I was cry-laughing at this part.)
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screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-20-59-06…This is why I adored Marji’s mother in Persepolis 2.screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-20-59-45Her grandmother was as wise as ever.

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I laughed out loud multiple times,which I truly wasn’t expecting. And the one part I most vividly remember making me laugh too loudly was when 6-year-old Marjane was talking about her grandmother’s nose:screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-20-46-07

I almost choked laughing so hard. This conversation really hit home for me.

Also, this:screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-20-43-23It’s seriously 100% like all the conversations I’ve had in the past with my family.


To put it plainly, Embroideries was all I could have wanted from Marjane Satrapi and yet… I long for more and more.

5/5 stars

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