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Jean Sasson was born in a small town in Alabama. An avid reader from an early age, she had read all the books in her school library by the time she was 15 years old. She also began her book collection at age 15. When given the chance to travel, Sasson accepted a position at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, and lived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 12 years. She traveled extensively, visiting 66 countries over the course of 30 years.

Jean started her writing career in 1991 when she wrote the book, THE RAPE OF KUWAIT. The book was an instant best-seller, reaching #2 on the New York Times bestseller list. When the Kuwaiti Embassy in Washington heard that soldiers sent to free Kuwait did not know why they we
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Jean Sasson No. I'm fortunate that I am not a person who is easily frightened. I don't worry about such things. I do what I think is best and then whatever happen…moreNo. I'm fortunate that I am not a person who is easily frightened. I don't worry about such things. I do what I think is best and then whatever happens, happens! I'll face it when it comes to me!(less)
Jean Sasson I admit that when dealing with a depressing topic that the writer will be affected. I sometimes weep when writing certain stories that are in the book…moreI admit that when dealing with a depressing topic that the writer will be affected. I sometimes weep when writing certain stories that are in the books. I sobbed when writing about Sarah in MAYADA, DAUGHTER OF IRAQ. And, I had many tears to flow when writing about some of the girls/women in the PRINCESS books, and I became so depressed when writing YASMEENA'S CHOICE that I could barely function. But this is part of the writing process. If a writer does not have empathy, I cannot imagine writing a book filled with feelings and emotions that touches the reader. Good luck on your project!(less)
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message 6: by Jean

Jean Sasson Ashi wrote: "Dear Jean what's your opinion about Malala Yousafzai?
And the tragedy she faced?"


Ashi, I believe thatMalala Yousafzai is a very brave young woman and that she is doing wonderful things to advance education for young girls. What do you think of her?


message 5: by Jean (last edited Jan 14, 2014 03:04PM)

Jean Sasson Ashie, none of us know what we might do under such circumstances and I suspect that you would be bolder than you think if someone was trying to keep you from reading and obtaining an education. There are many brave women who simply keep on doing what is needed. I offer the same prayer, that God will protect her and that also people will stand beside her, as they are doing.

Thanks for asking. I'm finishing up a new book now. It is a true story featuring two women and is titled: YASMEENA'S CHOICE which is a very forceful look at what women endure when they are used as pawns in war. THis problem is not limited to the Middle East, as you know, although the women are Middle Eastern. Sadly, when armies go into foreign lands, there will always be some very bad men who believe that women are the fruits of war. Somehow we must stop this, or at least make the punishments very severe as to women are not used in this way... I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for writing. Jean


Ashani  Hettige Yes that's true. I agree with you. Malala is very self confident,brave girl. If I'm to truly spoken.. I'll never be able to do what she did. I'll be hidden under the veil and do as they told. May god protect her every minute....

What are your "book plans" about middle east? Any new books to be written about?


message 3: by Jean

Jean Sasson I believe that Malala is a very unusual girl, particularly for her age. It's rare to find a 15-yr old who is so bold and so focused on education and so willing to fight such brutal opponents as the Taliban. She has given hope to so many young women in the world. I believe that this incident will lead the Pakistani government to put more emphasis on fighting the Taliban and keeping them out of the lives of innocent citizens. No one should rest until the Taliban is totally disbanded and so discouraged that they can no longer attack innocent people in Afghanistan and Pakistan and other countries. I heard that the family is going to go back and live as they always lived but that the Pakistani government will insist upon protection. I see where Malala got her character as her father is a very determined and brave man. This is a family whom will make a huge difference in our world and we should all support them. And, that is my opinion!


message 2: by Ashani (last edited Oct 26, 2012 09:56PM)

Ashani  Hettige Dear Jean what's your opinion about Malala Yousafzai?
And the tragedy she faced?


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Chami hi! jean. thank you for adding me as a friend. Like to talk with you. Would you please contact me on my page?


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