By Jean Sasson
All of it starts with an advert within the newspaper. whilst Jean Sasson, a tender Southern lady residing in Jacksonville seashore, Florida, solutions a decision to paintings within the royal clinic 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 girls in Riyadh, the place girls are locked in sumptuous houses and fundamentalist mutawas terrorize the streets. Jean meets girls from all walks of life--a feisty bedouin, an informed mom, a conservative spouse of a high-ranking Saudi, and a Saudi princess the realm understands 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 accordance with her eye witness reporting at the invasion of Kuwait via Iraqi troops, was once an instantaneous bestseller. presently thereafter she turned a full-time author. Her subsequent 3 books, PRINCESS, PRINCESS SULTANA'S DAUGHTERS, and PRINCESS SULTANA'S CIRCLE, grew to become overseas sensations as they have been the 1st books to carry to the western international the surprising tales approximately lifestyles for ladies in Saudi Arabia. Jean can be the writer of MAYADA, DAUGHTER OF IRAQ, concerning the felony reviews of an Iraqi journalist praised by way of 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 a pretty Kurdish lady; growing to be UP BIN encumbered: Osama's spouse and Son Take Us into Their mystery international; 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 long island occasions, The Washington publish, the recent Yorker, the hot York publish, The Sunday London instances, The mum or dad, CNN, FOX, NBC, and lots of different information agencies. 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 lifestyles that grew to become progressively extra risky and bizarre...in compelled pursuit of Osama’s jihadist dreams.” --Washington submit "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 booklet heart-wrenching." --Betty Mahmoody, bestselling writer of now not with no MY DAUGHTER "A interesting narrative...devastating" --Robert Harris, Sunday occasions "Absolutely riveting and profoundly sad..." --People "A chilling story...a brilliant account of an air-conditioned nightmare..." --Entertainment Weekly "Must-reading for someone drawn to human rights." --USA at the present time "Shocking...candid...sad, sobering, and compassionate..." --San Francisco Chronicle
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