By Jean Sasson
All of it starts with an advert within the newspaper. while Jean Sasson, a tender Southern lady residing in Jacksonville seashore, Florida, solutions a choice to paintings within the royal health facility 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 ladies are locked in sumptuous houses and fundamentalist mutawas terrorize the streets. Jean meets girls from all walks of life--a feisty bedouin, an informed mom, a conservative spouse of a high-ranking Saudi, and a Saudi princess the area understands as Princess Sultana--all who open a window into Saudi tradition and aid 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 a right away bestseller. presently thereafter she turned a full-time author. Her subsequent 3 books, PRINCESS, PRINCESS SULTANA'S DAUGHTERS, and PRINCESS SULTANA'S CIRCLE, turned overseas sensations as they have been the 1st books to carry to the western global the surprising tales approximately lifestyles for girls in Saudi Arabia. Jean is additionally the writer of MAYADA, DAUGHTER OF IRAQ, concerning the legal reports of an Iraqi journalist praised through Saddam Hussein; LOVE IN A TORN LAND: the real tale of a Freedom Fighter's get away from Iraqi Vengeance which tells the tale of a pretty Kurdish girl; turning out to be UP BIN encumbered: 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, vainness Fair,The manhattan instances, The Washington submit, the recent Yorker, the hot York submit, The Sunday London instances, The mum or dad, CNN, FOX, NBC, and lots of different information organizations.
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:
“Fascinating...an intimate account of a relatives existence that turned progressively extra risky and bizarre...in compelled pursuit of Osama’s jihadist dreams.” --Washington Post
"The startling fact in the back of veiled lives...frank and vibrant" --Sunday Express
"Anyone with the slightest curiosity in human rights will locate this ebook heart-wrenching." --Betty Mahmoody, bestselling writer of now not with no MY DAUGHTER
"A interesting narrative...devastating" --Robert Harris, Sunday Times
"Absolutely riveting and profoundly sad..." --People magazine
"A chilling story...a shiny account of an air-conditioned nightmare..." --Entertainment Weekly
"Must-reading for someone attracted to human rights." --USA Today
"Shocking...candid...sad, sobering, and compassionate..." --San Francisco Chronicle