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If you see Ayaan Hirsi Ali, throw this book at her. He is a gifted addition to the exploding and increasingly sloppy literary non-fiction genre.
Dark, funny, self-deprecating and poetic, Poplak is a punk Graham Greene both exploiting and being exploited by the cultures he inhabits. The book is less about how Muslims view Americans as it is about discovering a shared lexicon between two cultures. The book is not a magnifying glass searching for Western brushstrokes on an Islamic canvas, but rather a kaleidoscope that bounces the reader's assumptions and expectations off the colorful mirrors of zestful narrative and impressive legwork.
Poplak gets beyond the cheap, superficial observations lesser writers bring to his subject, revealing himself as a genuine thinker who delivers original insight and laughs in every chapter.
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