- Taschenbuch: 352 Seiten
- Verlag: Sphere (24. April 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0751555762
- ISBN-13: 978-0751555769
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 20 x 2,3 x 12,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 67.608 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Kabul Beauty School (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 24. April 2014
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Kabul Beauty School transcends the feel-good genre largely because of the author's superior storytelling gifts and wicked sense of humor (New York Times)
Bighearted and entertaining, Kabul Beauty School has a conversational style, but Rodriguez never shies away from the misery and oppression she encounters in the poor, rigidly patriarchal country (Entertainment Weekly)
Composed of heartbreak, hope, poignancy and candour (LA Times)
Colourful, suspenseful, funny... This witty and insightful memoir will be perfect for women's reading groups (Publishers Weekly)
A very gutsy, real-life adventure story for women . . . This lively memoir is full of darkly funny moments - a customer who had never seen a blow dryer thinks it's a gun and runs screaming from the salon chair - and the humor leavens the horror stories about life in this war-torn land (People)
[Rodriguez's] descriptions are endearingly frank (even about her own social gaffes), and her attempts to help those in need are inspirational and engaging (Washington Post)
The remarkable story of an extraordinary group of women who come together to learn the arts of perms, friendship and freedom, from the bestselling author of The Little Coffee Shop of KabulAlle Produktbeschreibungen
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This amazing true story is heartwarming yet incredibly sad at the same time. The reader learns the personal and tragic story of the many Afghan women that Rodriguez befriends. We learn of their arranged marriages to men twice their age, abusive husbands who will divorce them if the women can't bear a son, and monetary struggles and desperate attempts to find that money. It is also wonderful to read about these same women becoming independent and happy due to their education from the beauty school and their friendship with Ms. Rodriguez.
This book is truly inspiring and educational. The reader learns about many customs and misconceptions about Afghanistan and its people through the real life experiences of Rodriguez. Her desire to help the kind Afghan people can inspire anyone to do the same.
KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL is sure to please all readers who are open to learning about a foreign people, their customs, and an American woman who felt the need to dedicate her life to those less fortunate.
Reviewed by: Steph
I was fascinated by Rodriguez's tale about the women at the Kabul Beauty School and I liked the way she told the story: she entwined her personal story with the mostly very sad stories of the Afghan women who attended the beauty school. Rodriguez also vibrantly tells about daily life in Kabul, the dangers, life's little joys when there is hardly anything to rejoice about, the friends she made outside the school and even about finding a new partner. "The Kabul Beauty School" is a story about determination, friendship, love, liberation and cultural blunders committed on Rodriguez behalf because she did not know any better and wanted to do things right or very often do them how they are done at home.
The book left me wondering many times how the very American Rodriguez survived Kabul at all and whether I would have had the guts to put myself in danger the way she did. "The Kabul Beauty School" is also a tale about intercultural skills and/or the lack thereof. Although Rodriguez did obviously improve hers, she may have committed the biggest blunder by telling the story of some of the women she met in her beauty school and thus endangering their lives (therefore the half-a-star deduction).
Apart from that blunder, "The Kabul Beauty School" is a very interesting and moving read, because Rodriguez is a woman from next door, just like the most of us. Her next book The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul (originally published as A Cup of Friendship): A Novel is already on my wish list ;-).
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I have to say that I was honestly impressed with how well the author was able to be completely oblivious to the cultural differences of the men and women in Afghanistan, as compared to her concept of norms, and her ability to own her own accidental insensitivity to them and try to get it right and do better in the future. Seriously, one of the biggest screw-ups I see with people working with people from different cultures is a judgement all insensitivity to others, as though one culture is right and one culture is bad or stupid. Her focus on doing something to empower Afgani women, and then allow them to own that power and do with it what they felt right about within their own lives.
I hope that the author was careful with the stories she shared from other people, and will trust that she has been. I don't know, and I never will, I'm sure. What I can say is that the story flows well. I don't understand the comments some made about incongruous flow. The only time I didn't feel completely within the sequence of the overal story, the internal time line of the book, was when the wedding at the start occurred in relation to other events, but I don't really think it made a huge difference when it occurred in relation to other stories in the memoir. What I care about more than any of the stuff above is that women in Afghanistan are getting empowered, I care that the book is really pretty well written, and I care that an interesting story is being told. I'm sure there are people who were left out, but that's the nature of memories and people telling stories. I can honestly say, though, that I really enjoyed it, I'm glad I bought and read it, and I'm recommending it to friends and family. I hope you check it out and that you enjoy it, too.
However, anyone with a modicum of knowledge about Middle Eastern culture and the treatment of women in that part of the world in general, cannot fail to realize that she endangered the life of her alleged best friend simply by writing the unadulterated version of what happened on that friend's wedding night, as well as events that took place before. That's nothing to say of the other women whose lives she put in danger.
Karmically, I wonder if the betrayal of her friends cancels out any good she did there for the women not directly mentioned in her book. Certainty, it is not illogical to conjecture she has made further attempts at providing women in that area significantly more difficult and undermined their trust. Overall, that makes me feel vaguely guilty for having bought her book, in that I put money in the pocket of someone whose discretion could only be called questionable at best.
The author was very courageous with going to an unknown foreign country, without any language but English, and learning (usually by "hard knocks" and by accidents) these particular peoples' culture w/in their society is VERY different from Americans' culture.
She relates some extremely heart-breaking stories from various native women from Afghanistan. Yet, her heart would reach out to try to help in the only way she knew how, sometimes it worked well, sometimes it would "back fire" because of unknown, for her, cultural differences.
She dreamed of beginning a Beauty School to help the Afghan women. She had no money but resourcefully was funded by the generosity of beauty manufacturers and other contributors.
A life with memories that she will treasure forever!
I "lived" vicariously through her book.
Do I recommend reading it? Oh boy! Do I ever!!!
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