Sunday, September 7, 2008

Kabul Beauty School

Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Behind the Veil by Debbie Rodriguez is a non-fiction account of a mid-western beautician who goes to Afghanistan to help the women there. This book talks about the treatment of women in Afghanistan before the Taliban, during their reign of terror and after. By opening a beauty school, Rodriguez has helped many women not only feel better about themselves but earn a living for their entire family.

Rodriguez tells how she came to Afghanistan as a relief worker but ended up opening a beauty salon and school. The author befriends many women and tells their stories. Even though some stories are sad and eye-opening, this is a book of hope for many women.

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