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Kabul Beauty School An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0812976738
ISBN-13: 9780812976731
Sku: 205537732
Publish Date: 12/18/2007
Pages:  301
Age Range:  NA
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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 bride sold into marriage to pay her familys debts, and the wife of a Taliban member who pursues her training despite her husbands abuse. Reprint. 150,000 first printing. *Author: Rodriguez, Deborah/ Ohlson, Kristin *Subtitle: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil *Publication Date: 2007/12/26 *Number of Pages: 301 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
In this appealing oddball memoir, Deborah Rodriguez, an impetuous Michigan hair-dresser, flees her miserable marriage, relocates to Kabul, and opens a beauty academy. The culture clash is both inevitable and hilarious, as women used to ultraconservative Taliban rule are suddenly exposed to thong underwear and the make-over. Afghanistan is obviously not all sunny salon fun, and Rodriguez also writes with passion about the oppressive conditions under which many women suffer. Overall, though, KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL is a quixotic cosmetic delight.


"[Deborah Rodriguez's] bighearted and entertaining memoir...has a gossipy, conversational style...[and] the results are delightful...but Rodriguez never shies away from the misery and oppression she encounters...." - Jennifer Reese 04/13/2007

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0301
Product attributePublisher:   Random House Trade
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