More Tears to Cry

Book - 2014
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Offering fascinating stories of triumphs and heartbreak, this long-awaiting new book by Jean Sasson and Saudi Princess 'Sultana', reveals what it means to be a Saudi woman today.
     When Jean Sasson's book  Princess: Life Behind the Veil  in Saudi Arabia was published, it became an immediate international bestseller. It sold to 43 countries and spent 13 weeks on  The New York Times bestseller list. Now, in this long-awaited, compelling new book, Sasson and the Princess 'Sultana' return to tell the world what it means to be a Saudi woman today.
     Through advances in education and with access to work, Saudi women are breaking through the barriers; they are becoming doctors, social workers, business owners and are even managing to push at the boundaries of public life. Major steps forward have, undoubtedly, been made.
     But this is not the whole story. Sadly, despite changes in the law, all too often legal loopholes leave women exposed to terrible suppression, abuse and crimes of psychological and physical violence. For many, the struggle for basic human rights continues.
     This fascinating insight will include personal stories of triumph and heartbreak, as told to Princess 'Sultana', her eldest daughter, and author Jean Sasson. Each of these stories will offer the reader a glimpse into different aspects of Saudi society, including the lives of the Princess, her daughter and other members of the Al-Saud Royal family.
Publisher: London, England :, Doubleday,, 2014, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780857522429
Branch Call Number: 305. 4209538 SAS
Characteristics: 317 pages ; 24 cm


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Jan 28, 2016

I borrowed this book from the library and gave up on it within an hour of starting to read. I just can't relate to people who would have a nervous breakdown due to not being able to buy Elizabeth Taylor's gigantic diamond, for example. It's ridiculous. And if this Princess Sultana is modern thinking, why does she have a daughter who is hard core into wearing the complete black body burka and shuffle the servants to other homes when that daughter is visiting? Uggh.

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