Nazila Fathi was just 9 years old when the Iranian monarch, the shah, was ousted from power and the conservative Islamist govenment of Ayatollah Khomeini took over. The Iranian Revolution was an event that shaped her country and her own life. She came of age in time of tremendous political and social upheaval. She went on to become the New York Times’s Iran correspondent until she was forced to flee in 2009, when she was covering the Green movement. She’s chronicled her country’s history since the revolution and her own experience in her memoir The Lonely War One Woman’s Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran. Fathi tells us about growing up in post-revolutionary Iran.