When The Revolution Comes, Your Dad Will Show Up for Your Birthday

Abby Zimet

"When Skateboards Will be Free," a new book by Said Sayrafiezadeh, describes growing up with left-wing parents – an Iranian dad and Jewish-American mom – who are big on revolutionary zeal but short on loving presence. Reviewed by Chesa Boudin, who knows whereof he speaks but had a better time of it.

“Alas, we who wished to lay the foundations of kindness could not ourselves be kind.” 





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