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“Marjane Satrapi does not like being told what to do.
“Here, in New York, I smoke twice as much as I do in Paris. Because it is forbidden, it tastes so much better,” she says, referring to New York’s new anti-smoking laws, her large, dark eyes shining with amusement.
The 33-year-old Iranian author is here to promote her graphic novel, “Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood,” which details her life in Tehran as the willful daughter of intellectual Marxists. Her father is an engineer, her mother is descended from the Qajar dynasty, which ruled Iran from 1779 until 1925, when Reza Shah Pahlavi took control through a coup. ”

The AP has a profile on the author of Persepolis.