Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez,‎ Kristin Ohlson

Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil - Deborah Rodriquez
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil - Deborah Rodriquez

Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil by Deborah Rodriguez,‎ Kristin Ohlson

Most Westerners now working in Afghanistan spend their time tucked inside the wall of a military compound or embassy. Deborah Rodriguez is one of the very few who lives life smack in the middle of Kabul. Debbie Rodriguez is a new kind of secular missionary.

She went to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban, planning to work as a nurse’s aide. But when her skills as a hairdresser were discovered, she found herself training young Afghan women in the trade. By learning a marketable skill, the women gained security, autonomy, and dignity

When Rodriguez opened the Kabul Beauty School, she not only empowered her students with a new sense of autonomy—in the strictly patriarchal culture, the beauty school proved a small haven—but also made some of the closest friends of her life. Woven through the book are the stories of her students. There is the newlywed who must fake her own virginity, the twelve-year-old bride who has been sold into marriage to pay her family’s debts, and the wife of a member of the Taliban who pursues her training despite her husband’s constant beatings. All of these women have a story to tell, and all of them bring their stories to the Kabul Beauty School, where, along with Rodriguez herself, they learn the art of perms, of friendship, and of freedom.

Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil - Deborah Rodriquez
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil – Deborah Rodriquez

Written by Deborah Rodriquez
Read by Kristin Ohlson
Format: MP3
Bitrate: 64 Kbps
Unabridged

Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Release date: January 1, 2006
Duration: 08:59:36

Review
” Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan to transform her own life and ended up revolutionizing the lives of many of her Afghan sisters. This book made me feel like I was right there in the beauty salon, sharing in the tears and laughter as, outside my door, an entire country changed. KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL is inspiring, exciting, and not to be missed.”
– Masha Hamilton, author of “The Distance Between Us” and “The Camel Bookmobile”
” An enthralling story from the opening page. Rodriugez’s memoir captivated me with its humor and feminine power. A more apt name for a salon could not be found: that small building, where the practice of beauty is both an act of defiance and tradition, is indeed an oasis. A place I was very happy to linger in.”
– Marsha Mehran, author of “Pomegranate Soup”
” Terrifically readable, and rich in personal stories.”
– “Kirkus Reviews

” Colorful, suspenseful, funny… witty and insightful.”
– “Publishers Weekly “(starred)
” Rodriguez writes an eye-opening and heart rendering story of tenacity and courage as she empowers, employs and enriches the women of Kabul to run their own beauty parlor businesses. In her writing she gives a new voice to the people of Afghanistan. You will finish it and want to meet her!”
– Carol Fitzgerald, Founder/President of Bookreporter.com

“From the Hardcover edition.”

“Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan to transform her own life and ended up revolutionizing the lives of many of her Afghan sisters. This book made me feel like I was right there in the beauty salon, sharing in the tears and laughter as, outside my door, an entire country changed. KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL is inspiring, exciting, and not to be missed.”
–Masha Hamilton, author of “The Distance Between Us” and “The Camel Bookmobile”
“An enthralling story from the opening page. Rodriugez’s memoir captivated me with its humor and feminine power. A more apt name for a salon could not be found: that small building, where the practice of beauty is both an act of defiance and tradition, is indeed an oasis. A place I was very happy to linger in.”
–Marsha Mehran, author of “Pomegranate Soup”
“Terrifically readable, and rich in personal stories.”
–”Kirkus Reviews

“Colorful, suspenseful, funny… witty and in

Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan to transform her own life and ended up revolutionizing the lives of many of her Afghan sisters. This book made me feel like I was right there in the beauty salon, sharing in the tears and laughter as, outside my door, an entire country changed. KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL is inspiring, exciting, and not to be missed.
Masha Hamilton, author of The Distance Between Us and The Camel Bookmobile

“An enthralling story from the opening page. Rodriugez’s memoir captivated me with its humor and feminine power. A more apt name for a salon could not be found: that small building, where the practice of beauty is both an act of defiance and tradition, is indeed an oasis. A place I was very happy to linger in.”
Marsha Mehran, author of Pomegranate Soup

Terrifically readable, and rich in personal stories.
Kirkus Reviews

Colorful, suspenseful, funny witty and insightful.
Publishers Weekly (starred)

Rodriguez writes an eye-opening and heart rendering story oftenacity and courage as she empowers, employs and enriches the women of Kabul to run their own beauty parlor businesses. In her writing she gives a new voice to the people of Afghanistan. You will finish it and want to meet her!
Carol Fitzgerald, Founder/President of Bookreporter.com

From the Hardcover edition.”

“Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan to transform her own life and ended up revolutionizing the lives of many of her Afghan sisters. This book made me feel like I was right there in the beauty salon, sharing in the tears and laughter as, outside my door, an entire country changed. KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL is inspiring, exciting, and not to be missed.”
-Masha Hamilton, author of The Distance Between Us and The Camel Bookmobile

“An enthralling story from the opening page. Rodriugez’s memoir captivated me with its humor and feminine power. A more apt name for a salon could not be found: that small building, where the practice of beauty is both an act of defiance and tradition, is indeed an oasis. A place I was very happy to linger in.”
-Marsha Mehran, author of Pomegranate Soup

“Terrifically readable, and rich in personal stories.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Colorful, suspenseful, funny… witty and insightful.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred)

” Rodriguez writes an eye-opening and heart rendering story of tenacity and courage as she empowers, employs and enriches the women of Kabul to run their own beauty parlor businesses. In her writing she gives a new voice to the people of Afghanistan. You will finish it and want to meet her!”
-Carol Fitzgerald, Founder/President of Bookreporter.com

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