Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil

Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil - Deborah Rodriguez I looked at many reviews on here prior to writing my own. I read this book a few years back and again for a class last year. As a male, it really made me think about things happening toward women in other countries. It also made me realize what a limited and pampered view of reality some women in the USA have. This was a real eye-opener for me about life in a country I knew little about. I appreciated Rodriguez's honesty and realistic writing.

It would seem that far too many of these reviewers have issues NOT comparing this book to others instead of taking THIS book as singular and unique entity all of its own. If you are looking for a complex literary and mental journey in a book full of "intelligent” and “intellectual” words then go read Elizabeth Browning. Alternatively, try reading someone equally as full of themselves as some of these reviewers and take a gander at Kurt Vonnegut. Taken as a whole, this book was interesting and the story was a quality one.

Rodriguez did a commendable job telling a story that needed to be told and someone arm chair quarterbacking this novel is doing a real disservice towards the issues the book stands for and talks about.