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Life as a Visitor
Life as a Visitor
Life as a Visitor
Life as a Visitor
Life as a Visitor
Life as a Visitor
Life as a Visitor

Life as a Visitor -

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9782759404070

9782759404070

228407279636

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NEW YORK (Fall 2009) Forced to flee to the United States after the violent Iranian Revolution of 1979 at age eleven, author Angella M. Nazarian takes readers on a physical and emotional journey from past to present, from the exotic to the familiar, and from a country's political struggle to her own inner struggle in search of home, family and sense of belonging. Life as a Visitor chronicles Nazarian's difficult and triumphant journey to blend East and West. Incorporating prose, poetry, and stunning visuals, Nazarian creates a mosaic of thoughts, emotions and locations that allows readers an intimate and inside look at what life is like for an immigrant caught between two cultures.

"I don't think many Americans who had the good fortune to be born here, really understand what it is like to be forced to leave your home, your family and your history," says Nazarian. "Being a minority in your own country, in my case, being Jewish in a predominantly Muslim country, is strikingly different than being a minority in another country," she continues. Nazarian hopes her story will help readers discover that our commonalities are greater than our differences, and that we are a stronger country precisely because of our diversity.

In Life as a Visitor, Nazarian and her family travel to nearly twenty exotic locales, and it is during these travels that Nazarian begins to piece together her experiences of leaving Iran and adjusting to America and its western culture, and finding peace and herself along the way. Part travelogue, part introspective journal, Life as a Visitor will enthrall, inspire and engage readers of all backgrounds who feel like they live life as a visitor.

Details
  • N/A pages
  • 100 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in September 2009
  • W 7.55 x L 10.86 x D 0.9 in
  • Hardcover with Jacket
  • ISBN: 9782759404070
About the Author

Angella Nazarian earned her graduate degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. Over the next 11 years, Ms. Nazarian was a professor of Psychology and faculty member at Mount Saint Mary's College, California State University, Long Beach, and Los Angeles Valley College. She is presently conducting private workshops and seminars on topics related to personal development and growth for adults.

Ms. Nazarian served on the Board of Directors for Les Enfants Preschool in Santa Monica (1995-1997), and University Laboratory School - Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA (1999-2008). The mission of University Lab School is to improve the quality of elementary school education in California, particularly in urban school districts. Through research, this lab school develops effective teaching models and disseminates research findings to the broader educational community.

She has also served on a committee to promote diversity awareness in the Beverly Hills School District.

Ms. Nazarian was the chairperson of the education committee of the Board of Trustees at Brentwood School and served on the executive committee of the school as well (2007-2009). She is currently a trustee at the school.

In 1999, Ms. Nazarian co-founded of Looking Beyond, a charitable organization that promotes awareness and creates advancement and enrichment for children with disabilities by supporting different programs and services. In the past ten years, this organization has dispersed over 1.7 million dollars to local organizations, schools, and hospitals. Other projects and charitable organizations in which Ms Nazarian is involved include: the Jewish National Fund, Women's International Zionist Organization, The Aviva House (a residence and school for homeless teenage girls), Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Farhang Foundation, and Children's Hospital, Los Angeles.

Ms. Nazarian is a member of the American Iranian Writers' Association, and the Los Angeles Writers Collective. Her first book titled, "Life as a Visitor," about her experiences coming to live in America from her native Iran following the country's violent political upheaval in 1979, and her various world travels, will launch in October 2009.

She has also written three articles for the Huffington Post and has had her awardwinning poetry published in New Millennium Writings. In addition, several of her works have been published in MO+TH publication.

Life as a Visitor - $50.00

Assouline

9782759404070

9782759404070

228407279636

Description

Details

About the Author

NEW YORK (Fall 2009) Forced to flee to the United States after the violent Iranian Revolution of 1979 at age eleven, author Angella M. Nazarian takes readers on a physical and emotional journey from past to present, from the exotic to the familiar, and from a country's political struggle to her own inner struggle in search of home, family and sense of belonging. Life as a Visitor chronicles Nazarian's difficult and triumphant journey to blend East and West. Incorporating prose, poetry, and stunning visuals, Nazarian creates a mosaic of thoughts, emotions and locations that allows readers an intimate and inside look at what life is like for an immigrant caught between two cultures.

"I don't think many Americans who had the good fortune to be born here, really understand what it is like to be forced to leave your home, your family and your history," says Nazarian. "Being a minority in your own country, in my case, being Jewish in a predominantly Muslim country, is strikingly different than being a minority in another country," she continues. Nazarian hopes her story will help readers discover that our commonalities are greater than our differences, and that we are a stronger country precisely because of our diversity.

In Life as a Visitor, Nazarian and her family travel to nearly twenty exotic locales, and it is during these travels that Nazarian begins to piece together her experiences of leaving Iran and adjusting to America and its western culture, and finding peace and herself along the way. Part travelogue, part introspective journal, Life as a Visitor will enthrall, inspire and engage readers of all backgrounds who feel like they live life as a visitor.

  • 100 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in September 2009
  • W 7.55 x L 10.86 x D 0.9 in
  • Hardcover with Jacket
  • ISBN: 9782759404070

Angella Nazarian earned her graduate degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. Over the next 11 years, Ms. Nazarian was a professor of Psychology and faculty member at Mount Saint Mary's College, California State University, Long Beach, and Los Angeles Valley College. She is presently conducting private workshops and seminars on topics related to personal development and growth for adults.

Ms. Nazarian served on the Board of Directors for Les Enfants Preschool in Santa Monica (1995-1997), and University Laboratory School - Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA (1999-2008). The mission of University Lab School is to improve the quality of elementary school education in California, particularly in urban school districts. Through research, this lab school develops effective teaching models and disseminates research findings to the broader educational community.

She has also served on a committee to promote diversity awareness in the Beverly Hills School District.

Ms. Nazarian was the chairperson of the education committee of the Board of Trustees at Brentwood School and served on the executive committee of the school as well (2007-2009). She is currently a trustee at the school.

In 1999, Ms. Nazarian co-founded of Looking Beyond, a charitable organization that promotes awareness and creates advancement and enrichment for children with disabilities by supporting different programs and services. In the past ten years, this organization has dispersed over 1.7 million dollars to local organizations, schools, and hospitals. Other projects and charitable organizations in which Ms Nazarian is involved include: the Jewish National Fund, Women's International Zionist Organization, The Aviva House (a residence and school for homeless teenage girls), Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Farhang Foundation, and Children's Hospital, Los Angeles.

Ms. Nazarian is a member of the American Iranian Writers' Association, and the Los Angeles Writers Collective. Her first book titled, "Life as a Visitor," about her experiences coming to live in America from her native Iran following the country's violent political upheaval in 1979, and her various world travels, will launch in October 2009.

She has also written three articles for the Huffington Post and has had her awardwinning poetry published in New Millennium Writings. In addition, several of her works have been published in MO+TH publication.

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