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Melody Moezzi

THE RUMI PRESCRIPTION: HOW AN ANCIENT MYSTIC POET CHANGED MY MODERN MANIC LIFE
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Melody Moezzi is an Iranian-American Muslim writer, activist, attorney, and award-winning author. A United Nations Global Expert and an Opinion Leader for the British Council’s Our Shared Future initiative, she is a visiting professor of creative nonfiction at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the author three books: War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims, Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life, and most recently, The Rumi Prescription: How an Ancient Mystic Poet Changed My Modern Manic Life (TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House, 3/2020). Moezzi's essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Guardian, among many other outlets. She has also appeared as a commentator on many radio and television programs, including NPR, CNN, BBC, and others. Melody has a BA from Wesleyan University and a JD and MPH from Emory University. She lives between Wilmington, North Carolina and Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, Matthew, and their ungrateful cats, Keshmesh and Nazanin. Follow her on Twitter at @MelodyMoezzi and on Instagram at @Melody.Moezzi.