Reza Mashayekhi was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. He later attended the University of Michigan, where he received a degree in aerospace engineering.
He has been a consulting engineer in San Diego, but his true passion now is writing and directing. Frustrated by the practical limitations of engineering, he sometimes uses fiction as a far less constrained medium of expression to help him give life to his thoughts and far-reaching imagination. His writings are mostly inspired by true events. "I start writing about them," he says, "and then let my imagination take over."
Reza has always been interested in learning the intricacies of the English language and, alongside of his engineering work, he has taught English to non-English speakers.
Reza’s interactions with his students and clients, has also led to the compilation of a book of English idioms and expressions, aptly titled: English Idioms And Expressions For Everyone, Yes, Even You! His experience as a non-native speaker of English living and working in the U.S., makes this book uniquely interesting AND useful for both native AND non-native English speakers. He says, "I truly believe a print copy of this book belongs on every coffee table."
Written through the eyes of a young boy in Iran and later a young man in America, the author’s experiences – at times funny, at times poignant – give the reader insight into life in the Middle East, and especially in Iran. Adding to this are his harrowing lessons in love at the hands of the two Iranian women who give this book its title.
This is an informative, while also gripping read.
A collection of English idioms and expressions, and the origins of some of these expressions. Humorous illustrations and some interesting proverbs from other cultures are also included.
This is a useful and fun book for anyone who speaks English, and will be referred to for many years to come. It is a great gift for a friend, or a fitting addition to your coffee table or office waiting room.