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Walking Naked in Tehran Changes One Woman's Life Forever

by Ann Craig-Cinnamon

"Talk about feeling exposed," says Ann Craig-Cinnamon. "I found myself walking naked down the streets of Tehran in a country where even the faces of women are kept covered! Luckily for me, it was just a dream but it's one I've had many times since living in Tehran."

Walking Naked in Tehran by Craig-Cinnamon, is an empowering coming of age story that explores how the past shapes our future. Imagine yourself a newly married nineteen-year-old American woman thrust into living in a foreign country and your new husband is the only person you know. And you've only dated for four months. Now imagine that foreign country is not just any country - it's Iran. Back in 1975, Craig-Cinnamon, a teenager from Kentucky, rather brashly married a man nine years her senior and moved to Tehran, Iran where she lived for a year and a half.

Walking Naked in Tehran tells the story of her time in Iran. Living there was difficult and challenging but was also an incredible, rich life experience, which she tells with candor and wit. It's also a look inside a country and culture that has been closed off to much of the world for decades. Craig-Cinnamon's story is inspiring and has a message for others about the journey to find oneself and the relationships along the way that help to mold you.

For anyone who has left the comfort of home and felt all alone, Walking Naked in Tehran explores:

  • >> Big risk, big reward - sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone and taking a chance helps you understand what you're capable of doing
  • >> Overcoming illness - Craig-Cinnamon struggles with OCD but refuses to let it slow her down
  • >> No bread for you! - the importance of learning and respecting values in other countries
  • >> The past, present and future - recognizing the people who travel through your life help determine who you are and what your future holds
  • >> Letting go - exploring the past can open your eyes and help you let go, and even appreciate, former hardships

"I've read dreaming you're naked is a metaphor for feelings of vulnerability. I think it may have something to do with me, stripped down and bare of everything," adds Craig-Cinnamon. "I haven't had the naked nightmare for many years now. Maybe I've finally figured out who I am."

Ann Craig-Cinnamon has spent 30 years in both radio and television broadcasting in the Indianapolis market. Featured in a documentary shown on PBS called Naptown Rock Radio Wars, Craig-Cinnamon is a trailblazer in radio. Along with her husband, they have owned and operated several businesses including a travel agency and also publish AtCarmel Magazine. After living in Tehran, she developed a love for travel and has visited all 50 states and more than 70 countries on all 7 continents.

Website: www.walkingnakedintehran.com
Walking Naked in Tehran is available through www.dogearpublishing.net, www.barnesandnoble.com and www.amazon.com
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