Kabul Beauty School

[amazon_link id=”0812976738″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil[/amazon_link]

Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
By, Deborah Rodriguez

Since we’ve a new baby (although she is now 8 weeks and growing way too fast) in the house, not much reading has been done. I say that, but I guess I really mean, reading from my reading list. I do read the Bible each morning, read through World Magazine (Similar to Newsweek but from a Christian perspective), Answers Magazine (published by Answers in Genesis), Organic Gardening (free subscription from my last renewal of my HMN membership) and other random assortment of paleo and homeschooling magazines that have been handed down to me. So I do have all that reading and then try to read some fiction and nonfiction on top of it!

But now that Xanthie sleeps for at least 6 hour intervals (her schedule!!! Not something I pushed!) at night I’m feeling more rested and am trying to pick up my reading again.

So my most recent read was [amazon_link id=”0812976738″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Kabul Beauty School[/amazon_link]. I really, really enjoyed it! It is such a refreshing read of a woman who moved to Afghanistan to build and run a beauty school. She did it to help women sustain themselves and build better lives for themselves.

So many of these women don’t leave the home and the one place their husbands do allow them to go is to the beauty shop. There they get to talk and relate with other women and relax and shed some stress from their lives.

Deborah Rodriquez worked incredibly hard to set up the school and keep it running when funding was hard to come by and slow in arriving many times. She stuck it out and shed blood, sweat and tears to make it happen. Just to see how these women thrive and bloom as a result of what they are offered in this school is amazing!

There are many exciting times throughout this read! Times of upheaval, uncertainty in the city of Kabul, peace keeping troops rolling through the city, dangerous neighbors, and the authors own arranged marriage to an Afghan.

I highly recommend this book! I had a hard time putting it down. It must have been an easy read considering I was even able to read it during nighttime feedings and remember where I was the next morning. Even with bleary eyes I was able to read and comprehend!

If you’ve read this book I’d love to know what you think!

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