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The Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez
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Mar 20, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: library-friends-books, non-fiction, memoir
Recommended to Mish by: Krystal
Read from April 06 to 11, 2012

A friend asked me if I wanted to read this book. We have a book swap going among a few friends, and I haven’t borrowed any books from this particular friend before. I thought I’d be polite and say ‘Yes’ but not really knowing what it’s about. I initially thought it might be about Kabul beauty tips/techniques, and yes part of it was at very start, but it is so much more than that.

Debbie tells her story of when she left her family at Michigan to move permanently to Afghanistan, to give hope and independence to the afghan woman by setting up a Beauty school. There were many hurdles that Debbie had to go though to keep this school running, but her courage and determination was inspiring. But Debbie also tells the stories of the lovely afghan women she befriends, and their day to day struggles and hardship; from living with abusive husband, arrange marriages and living in a country were woman rights are nonexistent.

Debbie is not a writer and some may think that her writing is not as polished. And they’re probably right, but nonetheless I think she did an amazing job. I thought it was honest and fascinating to read.
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Reading Progress

04/07/2012 page 36
04/07/2012 page 36
13.0% "Coloured glitter in hair gel!?! Not sure I’ll adopt that beauty tip. Might end up looking like a clown"
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message 1: by Shelleyrae (new) - added it

Shelleyrae at Book'd Out This sounds really interesting Mish, I've added it to my TBR!

Mish Good on you Shelleyrae - it's a good read :)

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