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The Kabul Beauty School

by Deborah Rodriguez

eBooks of the Month The Real World

The Kabul Beauty School Synopsis

Arriving in Afghanistan in 2002, just after the fall of Taliban, and with nothing more than a beauty degree and a desire to help, Deborah Rodriguez set out on a course of action that would change her life and those of many Afghan women. Learning that the once proud tradition of beauty schools had been all but destroyed, Deborah set about training women to become beauticians and helping them support themselves. Rodriguez was entranced with the delightful personalities that emerged when her students removed their burqas behind closed doors, making some of the closest friends of her life. She also found the strength to leave her own unhealthy marriage and allow herself to love again. The Kabul Beauty School is an eye-opening, inspiring and enthralling tale of an extraordinary community of women, all with stories to tell.

The Kabul Beauty School Press Reviews

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

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ISBN: 9780751555769
Publication date: 24/04/2014
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751555769
Publication date: 24th April 2014
Author: Deborah Rodriguez
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, The Real World,
Categories: Biography: general,

About Deborah Rodriguez

Deborah Rodriguez spent five years teaching at and later directing the Kabul Beauty School, the first modern beauty academy and training salon in Afghanistan. Rodriguez also owned the Cabul Coffee House. She is now a hairdresser, a motivational speaker, and the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Kabul Beauty School. Deborah currently lives in Mexico. To learn more about her visit www.debbierodriguez.com

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