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By Jean Sasson

All of it starts off with an advert within the newspaper. while Jean Sasson, a tender Southern lady dwelling in Jacksonville seashore, Florida, solutions a choice to paintings within the royal health center 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 ladies in Riyadh, the place girls are locked in sumptuous houses and fundamentalist mutawas terrorize the streets. Jean meets ladies 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 is familiar with as Princess Sultana--all who open a window into Saudi tradition and support 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 ebook THE RAPE OF KUWAIT, in keeping with her eye witness reporting at the invasion of Kuwait via Iraqi troops, was once an instantaneous bestseller. almost immediately thereafter she grew to become 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 stunning tales approximately existence for ladies in Saudi Arabia. Jean can also be the writer of MAYADA, DAUGHTER OF IRAQ, concerning the felony stories of an Iraqi journalist praised through Saddam Hussein; LOVE IN A TORN LAND: the genuine tale of a Freedom Fighter's break out from Iraqi Vengeance which tells the tale of a pretty Kurdish lady; growing to be UP BIN weighted down: 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, self-importance Fair,The big apple instances, The Washington submit, the hot Yorker, the hot York publish, The Sunday London instances, The mother or father, CNN, FOX, NBC, and lots of different information organisations. 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: “ intimate account of a kinfolk lifestyles that grew to become progressively extra harmful and pressured pursuit of Osama’s jihadist dreams.” --Washington publish "The startling fact in the back of veiled lives...frank and vivid" --Sunday exhibit "Anyone with the slightest curiosity in human rights will locate this ebook heart-wrenching." --Betty Mahmoody, bestselling writer of now not with out MY DAUGHTER "A attention-grabbing 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 this day "Shocking...candid...sad, sobering, and compassionate..." --San Francisco Chronicle

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