I liked several things about the story itself - I found inspiring Mr Nafisi's pursuit of love and a dream companionship. I found the patriotism displayed, the love and yearning for Iran & her progress very worthy. If all politically steeped families were like the Nafisi household, then many countries would be far progressive than they are today. I found the depth of Mr Nafisi's and Azar's understanding and knowledge of Iranian poems, their authors, universal classics and literature very admirable. I never related classics or poetry to life itself...simply a thing of beauty born of it.
Lastly, the Iran painted in Nafisi's book is gorgeous in its history, in its struggle and in its culture. I cant wait to plan a visit to Iran someday. This notion itself should speak volumes about Nafisi's 'Things I've been Silent About'.
Read more about Things I've been silent about on Goodreads here.