Born in Iran and educated in the US, HOOMAN MAJD was a music executive before turning to writing. He has written for GQ, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Daily Beast, and Salon, among others. He continues to live in Brooklyn with his family.
With U.S.–Iran relations at a thirty-year low, Iranian-American writer Hooman Majd dared to take his young family on a year-long sojourn in Tehran. THE MINISTRY OF GUIDANCE INVITES YOU NOT TO STAY traces their domestic adventures and closely tracks the political drama of a terrible year for Iran's government.