Why do Muslims like being Muslims? This is a question that many non-Muslims don’t stop to ask, but Hasan, an attorney and the child of immigrant parents, goes right to the heart of it with a self-effacing humor not often found in anyone’s discussions of religion.

This is Hasan’s second book, and it confirms her growth as one of the most articulate, candid and downright friendly voices among young Muslims in America today. She writes conversationally, much as if you’d posed a casual question to her over lunch. She speaks of her own pride in her name (which to her chagrin was regularly mispronounced in grade school, to embarrassing effect); of how forgiveness and personal growth have been integral to her faith; of the differences among cultural and religious practices; of what it feels like to be all of female, Muslim and American; and of how being a Muslim makes her a better American.