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Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil

4 Ratings: 1.0
A book by Deborah Rodriguez

The founder of the Kabul Beauty School describes the lives of women in the patriarchal society of Afghanistan from the perspective of the school and its students, offering profiles of such women as a newlywed who must fake her own virginity, a child … see full wiki

Author: Deborah Rodriguez
Genre: Health & Fitness, Biography & Autobiography, Social Science, Business & Economics
Publisher: Random House Inc
Date Published: December 26, 2007
3 reviews about Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes...
review by . May 27, 2009
Facts aside, the book is an interesting read and I believe does paint a semi-accurate picture of the life in Afghanistan. However, the writing style is sub-par and the story jumps around from past to present so much, that it's hard to tell what already happened and what's going on right now.      As for the facts, a 2007 New York Times articles exposed just how over exaggerated the story really is. Ms. Rodriguez was not the founder of the Kabul Beauty School - the beauty school …
review by . November 17, 2008
Kabul Beauty School
I have mixed feelings about this book. It's easy to read and certainly provides an interesting and informative portrayal of what life is like for the women of Afghanistan. Unfortunatley, for me it dragged on in the end, and I started counting pages wondering when it would be over. There is one heartbreaking and shocking story after the next, and too many "characters" to wrap one's mind around. This mélange of stories primarily boils down to this: Terrorizing Men and Terrorized Women. I don't believe …
review by . May 01, 2008
Pros: fascinating read     Cons: heartbreaking moments     The Bottom Line: fascinating personal account of an American woman in Kabul     Kabul Beauty School is the true-life account of a hairdresser from the United States who helped to start a beauty school in the beleaguered city of Kabul in Afghanistan. Debbie Rodriguez gives us a colorful and honest account of her experiences in Kabul. She shares with us her fleeting first marriage, …
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