Hooman Majd is a writer and NBC News contributor. Based in New York, he has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, the Financial Times, GQ, Time, The Washington Post and Newsweek, among many others. He is the author of New York Times bestseller The Ayatollah Begs to Differ, The Ayatollahs' Democracy and The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay. He has had short fiction published, including by Serpents Tail (UK), and in journals Bald Ego, The American Scholar, and in Guernica and the LA Review of Books.