Something Human

Mohamed Mehdevi (1918–?)
Something Human
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1962

Something Human is one of my favorite travel books. It is the memoir of a young Iranian man’s first trip to the U.S. in the 1960s, and his observations are artful and fascinating. We rarely hear from a young Middle Easterner traveling to the U.S. for pleasure in the swingin’ ’60s. The book is such a gem. It’s quite obscure, for no good reason.

Katie Fricas (events assistant)
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