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In this appealing oddball memoir, Deborah Rodriguez, an impetuous Michigan hair-dresser, flees her miserable marriage, relocates to Kabul, and opens a beauty academy. The culture clash is both inevitable and hilarious, as women used to ultraconservative Taliban rule are suddenly exposed to thong underwear and the make-over. Afghanistan is obviously not all sunny salon fun, and Rodriguez also writes with passion about the oppressive conditions under which many women suffer. Overall, though, KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL is a quixotic cosmetic delight.
Number of Pages: 301
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Author: Deborah Rodriguez
Street Date: December 26, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1185
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SarkAtHome — 7 years ago
If you've read the Kite Runner or A Thousand Splendid Suns, you will be pulled into this story about the life of women in Afghanistan post 9/11. It is a quick, compelling read and you will want to pass this book on to friends and family. It is heart wrenching and will put your own life struggles int...see moreof the reviewer's review