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

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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

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780812976731
SKU 205537732
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0812976738
Release Date 12/18/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
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"[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...."
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Editors Note 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 family's debts, and the wife of a Taliban member who pursues her training despite her husband's abuse. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
Annotation 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.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0301
Publisher Random House Trade

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