By Jean Sasson
All of it starts with an advert within the newspaper. while Jean Sasson, a tender Southern lady residing in Jacksonville seashore, Florida, solutions a choice to paintings within the royal sanatorium in Saudi Arabia, what must have been a two-year remain becomes a life-changing event spanning over a decade. through the years Jean is plunged into the hidden lives of the veiled girls 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 publication THE RAPE OF KUWAIT, according to her eye witness reporting at the invasion of Kuwait via Iraqi troops, used to be a right away bestseller. presently thereafter she turned a full-time author. Her subsequent 3 books, PRINCESS, PRINCESS SULTANA'S DAUGHTERS, and PRINCESS SULTANA'S CIRCLE, turned foreign sensations as they have been the 1st books to convey to the western global the stunning tales approximately lifestyles for ladies in Saudi Arabia. Jean is usually the writer of MAYADA, DAUGHTER OF IRAQ, in regards to the felony reviews of an Iraqi journalist praised by means of Saddam Hussein; LOVE IN A TORN LAND: the genuine tale of a Freedom Fighter's break out from Iraqi Vengeance which tells the tale of an attractive Kurdish lady; transforming into UP BIN weighted down: 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 instances, The Washington put up, the hot Yorker, the recent York submit, The Sunday London instances, The dad or mum, CNN, FOX, NBC, and plenty of different information corporations. 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 kin lifestyles that grew to become progressively extra risky and bizarre...in compelled pursuit of Osama’s jihadist dreams.” --Washington submit "The startling fact at the back of veiled lives...frank and vivid" --Sunday convey "Anyone with the slightest curiosity in human rights will locate this e-book heart-wrenching." --Betty Mahmoody, bestselling writer of now not with out MY DAUGHTER "A attention-grabbing narrative...devastating" --Robert Harris, Sunday occasions "Absolutely riveting and profoundly sad..." --People "A chilling story...a vibrant account of an air-conditioned nightmare..." --Entertainment Weekly "Must-reading for a person drawn 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