Books Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie Intimacy and Design by Malu Halasa and Rana Salam Paperback, 175 pages, Chronicle Books Llc, List Price: $24.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleSecret Life of Syrian LingerieSubtitleIntimacy and DesignAuthorMalu Halasa and Rana Salam Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary The most outrageous and exuberant lingerie in the world comes from a place you might never expect: Syria. Syrian lingerie comes adorned with everything from faux fur, artificial flowers, and feathered birds to plastic toy cell phones. Genres: Nonfiction Art & Design Also by Malu Halasa Transit Beirut Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie A Syrian book vendor waits for customers at his street stall in the old city of Damascus, Syria, on Sept. 24, 2011. Muzaffar Salman/AP hide caption toggle caption Muzaffar Salman/AP Parallels Lions, Leaders And Lingerie: 5 Great Reads From Syria September 5, 2013 Do recent events have you wishing for more insight into Syria? Critic Marcela Valdes — with some help from experts on the region — recommends five great reads. From the diaries of a threatened novelist to a study of Syrian lingerie, these books reveal new facets of a complex country.