- File Size: 456 KB
- Print Length: 183 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: April 27, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07CQNHXJK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,303,917 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Beyond Beauty: A Refugee’s Journey in Pursuit of Happiness Kindle Edition
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The book is written in the form of a memoir. The author rushes through some parts of her life while lingers on others. Some important pieces from her childhood are things of beauty (such as her father's creative gift for his wife and family by making a beautiful path out of discarded tiles) and of selfless work (such as the efforts of a Muslim who acted good Samaritan by risking his own life and the lives of his close ones and rescuing the authoress's mother and her uncle and cousins.
The book also tells us many things more like the problem with having wrong image about self and the things needed to have a successful marriage. She goes above the trivial things of superficial beauty and stresses on the real things in life. Ferial is very truthful about her emotions and her shortcomings and hope to make the world better and younger generation more aware about the important things in life by undertaking this literary venture. The book is truly beautiful and leave a deeper and better understanding of the world.
Beyond Beauty is the tremendous story of Ferial Youakim's life. This memoir explores the painful childhood living in a refugee camp, but more than that it examines a life ideology of inner beauty that Youakim practices in life. Youakim is an image consultant that grew up in a small refugee camp outside of Beirut but remembers the small moments of beauty that make up happy memories and moments that remind of love. Youakim writes in a beautifully articulate way in their descriptions of memories, leading the reader through intricate moments. I was mesmerized by the imagery and found it hard to put the book down as the story led me on a beautiful journey. This book is sad but full of hope and I would definitely recommend giving it a read.
The novel follows the course of her life, the difficulties she faced, and the ways she rose above them. Of particular interest are the chapters where she enthralls readers with the harrowing tale of a childhood in a refugee camp just outside of Beirut, Lebanon.
If you particularly enjoy books that inspire you to draw meaning from the journey of life, this nook is for you.