The Perfect Gentleman

A Muslim Boy Meets the West
By Imran Ahmad (Trade Paperback, 2013)
Both deliciously funny and deeply insightful, THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN is a beguiling multi-layered memoir that has touched the hearts of readers all over the world. At the age of one, Imran Ahmad moved from Pakistan to London, growing up torn between his Islamic identity and his desire to embrace the West. Join Imran in his lifelong struggle against corruption and injustice, and as he grapples with some of Life's most profound questions. What does God do exactly? Do you automatically go to Hell for following the wrong religion? How do you persuade a beautiful woman to become your girlfriend (and would driving a Jaguar XJS help?) Can you maintain a James Bond persona without the vodka, cigarettes and women - even whilst your parents are trying to arrange your marriage? Imran's unimagined journey makes thoughtful, compelling, and downright delightful reading. With a unique style and unflinching honesty, THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN addresses serious issues in an extraordinarily light way, and will leave readers both thinking deeply and laughing out loud.


    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $14.99 US/$16.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781455508488

    • On Sale Date: 04/30/2013

    • Publisher: Center Street

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book, Audiobook

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Both deliciously funny and deeply insightful, THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN is a beguiling multi-layered memoir that has touched the hearts of readers all over the world. At the age of one, Imran Ahmad moved from Pakistan to London, growing up torn between his Islamic identity and his desire to embrace the West. Join Imran in his lifelong struggle against corruption and injustice, and as he grapples with some of Life's most profound questions. What does God do exactly? Do you automatically go to Hell for following the wrong religion? How do you persuade a beautiful woman to become your girlfriend (and would driving a Jaguar XJS help?) Can you maintain a James Bond persona without the vodka, cigarettes and women - even whilst your parents are trying to arrange your marriage? Imran's unimagined journey makes thoughtful, compelling, and downright delightful reading. With a unique style and unflinching honesty, THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN addresses serious issues in an extraordinarily light way, and will leave readers both thinking deeply and laughing out loud.


Imran Ahmad was born in Pakistan and moved to England in the early 1960s as a very young boy. He studied chemistry and pursued a career in senior management for a number of large corporations. This is his first book.

  • Imran Ahmad introduces THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN


  • Imran Ahmad on the extensive American book tour for THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN


  • Imran Ahmad on James Bond


  • Imran Ahmad on what you might conclude from reading THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN

  • "Yes, you can laugh while having your consciousness raised; this Pakistani immigrant's memoir of aspiring to be the ideal Englishman proves it."

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The Perfect Gentleman
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • Price: $14.99 US/$16.50 CAN
  • Pages: 352
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • ISBN-13: 9781455508488
  • On Sale Date: 04/30/2013
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