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Journalist Roxana Saberi Talks about Her New Book

In many ways, Roxana Saberi was living the American dream. Born in the United States to immigrant parents, Saberi grew up in Fargo, North Dakota. She went on to represent her home state as a contestant in the Miss America pageant. Then in 2003, the graduate of Northwestern's Medill School moved to her father's native country of Iran. She filed stories for several international news organizations, including NPR and the BBC and planned to eventually write a book. And that is where her dream-life turned into a nightmare.

In January 2009, Iranian authorities accused Saberi of spying - a charge that caused outcry from the international community. Saberi confessed to the charge, then recanted her confession, and eventually was released. Saberi's written a new book about her experience titled, Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran.

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