How to Be a Muslim: An American Story
began life inauspiciously: as a rejected textbook. “They said it was a memoir trying to pass itself off as an academic book, and I actually agreed with them,” says Moghul, the senior fellow and director of development at the Center for Global Policy and a self-described “professional Muslim.” “As I was writing it, I realized more and more that I wanted to tell my own story and that I wanted to write something for a much bigger audience.” Moghul says the book became a “wrenching” confession, “something like an obituary for the person I used to be,” in which he attempts to capture the experience of growing up American and Muslim in a hostile environment, the journey compounded by his own struggle with bipolar disorder, in the hope that it gives a little courage to people struggling with similar issues.
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