Lori's Song

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1980s & '90s

Lori Foroozandeh

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Lori had heard rumors that the U.S. was going to be attacked on 9/11/2001. That was on September 9, 2001. She tried and failed to call home and give warning. The news that all those rumors were horribly true came on September 11th 2001. That was when her husband suddenly announced that they had to go back to the States in case there were repercussions. On September 12, 2001, Lori and her husband were at the Shiraz bus terminal intending to catch a bus to Istanbul and from there to Heathrow and home to the U.S.A. They were totally unprepared for the convoy of troop carriers that suddenly drove up and the armed men who came pouring out to take the hapless couple prisoner.


Drama, Horror, Memoir, Political, Action, Biographical, Crime,Political,Biographical,Crime,Action

Short Summary

Lori had been married to Mohammad for 9 years and thought she could trust him but, since their arrival in Iran in 1998, his personality and behavior had changed so radically as to make this most recent nightmare highly suspicious. She was caught for four years of horror, rape, drugs and terrorism.

Lori was rescued with one of her fellow inmates by the girl's family and, after riding a llama for 1-2 days over mountainous terrain; she arrived at the Iran Immigration center. By then, she weighed in at only 70 pounds, was still suffering from the many injuries she'd received .



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Other

Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse,Extreme Violence,Incest,Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Lori Foroozandeh

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Complex, Crazy, Educated, Manipulative, Secretive, Sexy, Blunt, Confident, Criminal, Empathetic, Honorable,Adventurous,Complex,Desperate,Empathetic,Educated,Insecure,Manipulative,Seductive,Sarcastic,Blunt,Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Mohammad Lori's husband and unknown terrorist

Age: 43

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Educated, Manipulative, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Confident, Complex, Criminal, Greedy, Leader, Narcissistic, Power-hungry, Villainous, Aggressive,Complex,Aggressive,Masculine,Villainous,Narcisstic,Religious,Blunt,Power Hungry,Sarcastic,Secretive,Unapologetic,Greedy,Decisive,Criminal

Additional Character Details

Name: Mohammad Foroozandeh

Age: 43

Gender: Male

Role: tempter

Key Traits: Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Criminal,Greedy,Unapologetic,Secretive,Sarcastic,Outspoken,Narcisstic

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

Development Pitch

This is my true story of going through life and having to deal with molestation from my brother at 10, being married at 15, in the army at 17, driving semis at age 19, obtaining my BSN in 1995 and moving to Iran with Mohammad in 1998 only to become OWNED by my Muslim husband once landing in Iran. It was then I learned you needed your husbands written permission to leave the country. I also learned that Mohammad would execute Iranian war vets so the govt. wouldn't have to deal with them. This was done under President Khatami. Throughout the story I also struggle with drug addiction and being caught passing false prescriptions. I lived in IRAN for four years and only because my husband wouldn't allow me to return to the USA. On SEPTEMBER 11th, 2001 Mohammad wanted to return to the USA in case they retaliated against the Middle East. We went to the Shiraz bus station to catch a bus to ISTANBUL and then fly home. After showing our passports a truck pulled up (a cattle type carrier truck, put a hood over my head and took me one way and Mohammad another. I later learned he might have had something to do with putting me in that POW camp. For six weeks I was handcuffed to a girl ; Faresh from Bahrain. We ate, defecated and sweated all in the same spot. Every two to three days they would come through and hose all of us off. They made us fight for our food like dogs. It was after they started publicly raping us is when we were helped to flee from the camp.

About The Author

Lori Foroozandeh lives in Jackson, Michigan with her fiance, John. Lori's book not only deals with her captivity in an Iranian POW camp; it also deals with her history of sexual abuse, domestic violenece, bipolar disorder, PTSD and her struggle with drug addiction. You can view Lori's website at: www.loris-song.com Also be sure to visit her blog which deals with PTSD, Depression, Bipolar, Substance abuse & sexual abuse....so come SHARE YOUR STORIES AND IDEAS!! BLOG: www.lorissong.com Remember we have two choices in life, to LIVE IT or EXIST IN IT, I chose to live it and I hope you do to. I also believe that in the end it all comes down to how we have treated one another. I AM AVAILABLE FOR SPEAKING EVENTS AND CONFERENCES! Available for Interviews by appointment, please respond to email: lori@loris-song.com She is dealing with her issues such as PTSD and substance abuse by speaking out to addicts at a substance abuse hospital. She donates her profits from her book to agencies such as; Amnesty International, Humane Society, Brighton Hospital Drug Addiction Treatment Program and HFH.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning,Universal

Group Specific

Book clubs, arts and culture center, anywhere they need an inspirational story

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher


Year Published: 2009

Hard Copy Available



ISBN-13: 978-1432738297