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Describe your latest book.
My book Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring
is exactly what the title describes: a guide for people who have absolutely no idea about the Middle East or the Arab Spring. It is strange that we get used to hearing and repeating things without really knowing that the hell they are. In the book, I try to explain the massive shifts that happened in the region while also explaining the changes that occurred inside me while I was working as a heart surgeon, when I switched careers overnight to become the host of the biggest political satire show in the region. It’s a personal story combined with a background of international events. And don’t worry, if you don’t know what political Islam, military powers, Muslim Brotherhood, or Sharia mean or do, well, you will get a totally subjective explanation of all of that...