By Jean Sasson
All of it starts with an advert within the newspaper. while Jean Sasson, a tender Southern lady dwelling in Jacksonville seashore, Florida, solutions a choice to paintings within the royal medical institution in Saudi Arabia, what must have been a two-year remain becomes a life-changing experience spanning over a decade. through the years Jean is plunged into the hidden lives of the veiled ladies in Riyadh, the place girls are locked in sumptuous houses and fundamentalist mutawas terrorize the streets. Jean meets ladies from all walks of life--a feisty bedouin, an informed mom, a conservative spouse of a high-ranking Saudi, and a Saudi princess the area is aware as Princess Sultana--all who open a window into Saudi tradition and aid to reshape Jean's worldviews. AMERICAN CHICK IN SAUDI ARABIA is the 1st installment in a heartfelt, inspiring memoir approximately Jean's thirty-year travels and adventures in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait and Iraq. Jean's first booklet THE RAPE OF KUWAIT, in response to her eye witness reporting at the invasion of Kuwait via Iraqi troops, used to be an instantaneous bestseller. presently thereafter she grew to become a full-time author. Her subsequent 3 books, PRINCESS, PRINCESS SULTANA'S DAUGHTERS, and PRINCESS SULTANA'S CIRCLE, turned overseas sensations as they have been the 1st books to carry to the western global the stunning tales approximately lifestyles for girls in Saudi Arabia. Jean can be the writer of MAYADA, DAUGHTER OF IRAQ, in regards to the legal reports of an Iraqi journalist praised through Saddam Hussein; LOVE IN A TORN LAND: the genuine tale of a Freedom Fighter's get away from Iraqi Vengeance which tells the tale of an attractive Kurdish lady; growing to be UP BIN encumbered: Osama's spouse and Son Take Us into Their mystery global; and FOR the affection OF A SON: One Afghan Woman's Quest for Her Stolen baby. Her paintings has been featured in humans, vainness Fair,The big apple occasions, The Washington put up, the recent Yorker, the recent York submit, The Sunday London instances, The parent, CNN, FOX, NBC, and plenty of different information companies. nonetheless touring the realm, Jean has made her homebase in Atlanta, Georgia the place she is a passionate animal rights and women's rights supporter. compliment FOR JEAN SASSON'S BOOKS: “Fascinating...an intimate account of a family members existence that grew to become gradually extra risky and bizarre...in compelled pursuit of Osama’s jihadist dreams.” --Washington put up "The startling fact in the back of veiled lives...frank and vivid" --Sunday show "Anyone with the slightest curiosity in human rights will locate this publication heart-wrenching." --Betty Mahmoody, bestselling writer of now not with out MY DAUGHTER "A interesting narrative...devastating" --Robert Harris, Sunday instances "Absolutely riveting and profoundly sad..." --People "A chilling story...a bright account of an air-conditioned nightmare..." --Entertainment Weekly "Must-reading for a person attracted to human rights." --USA at the present time "Shocking...candid...sad, sobering, and compassionate..." --San Francisco Chronicle
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American Chick in Saudi Arabia by Jean Sasson