Sattouf's withering disgust for the Arab world was physically as well as artistically risky. It's common for writers around the globe who criticize any aspect of Muslim culture to receive death threats. Sattouf, who wrote a (non-political) comic for the French humor magazine Charlie Hebdo from 2004-2014, saw nine of his former colleagues killed when jihadists attacked the publication's offices on January 7, 2015. And yet he went ahead and published his scathing memoir. You almost want to say he's got chutzpah.

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