Book Launch: Tehrangeles by Porochista Khakpour in conversation with Susie Banikarim

Book Launch: Tehrangeles by Porochista Khakpour in conversation with Susie Banikarim

Friday Jun 21, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street across from the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201

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About the Book.

Iranian-American multimillionaires Ali and Homa Milani have it all—a McMansion in the hills of Los Angeles, a microwaveable snack empire, and four spirited daughters. There’s Violet, the big-hearted aspiring model; Roxanna, the chaotic influencer; Mina, the chronically-online overachiever; and the impressionable health fanatic Haylee. On the verge of landing their own reality TV show, the Milanis realize their deepest secrets are about to be dragged out into the open before the cameras even roll.

Each of the Milanis—even their aloof Persian cat Pari—has something to hide, but the looming scrutiny of fame also threatens to bring the family closer than ever. Dramatic, biting yet full of heart, Tehrangeles is a tragicomic saga about high-functioning family dysfunction and the ever-present struggle to accept one’s true self.











About the Author.

POROCHISTA KHAKPOUR was born in Tehran and raised in the Greater Los Angeles area. She is the critically acclaimed author of two novels, a memoir, and a collection of essays. She lives in New York City with her beloved partner and her elderly blue poodle Cosmo.

















About the Moderator.

Susie Banikarim is the co-host and Executive Producer of In Retrospect. An Emmy-winning journalist and filmmaker, she has run newsrooms at VICE, Gizmodo Media Group and The Daily Beast. She is the director of the 2020 documentary, “Enemies of the People: Trump and the Political Press.” Susie began her journalism career at ABC News, where she was a producer for Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos, and went on to help launch Katie Couric’s talk show. Before all that, she was a producer on Wife Swap. Susie was born in Iran but spent her teen years in California, reading Sassy, watching soap operas and listening to the Beach Boys on her Walkman. @susiebnyc.