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Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arab Paperback – January 1, 2010
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On the surface, life seems pleasant enough--the royal family lives in luxury that is unimaginable even by American standards--once a young couple is married, the building of several palaces seems a matter of course. When the Princess goes on her honeymoon, her new husband buys all the seats in first class so they can have privacy. Yet life is circumscribed severely--education is often withheld from women; husbands are chosen for a girl at a very young age in order to cement family or business alliances, with no regard for suitability in terms of age or personality. Abuse of women in marriage is common. From childhood, the wishes of men are accomodated in all things--a son can take the possessions of his sister without question. Porsches and Rolexes for male teenagers are common.Read more ›
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Outstanding insight into the life of a Saudi woman and her challenges to deal with her dedication to the Islamic faith and her struggles for women's rights.Published 8 hours ago by Amazon Customer
This story is shocking. . .in terms of what happens behind big palace doors and the lives of women under veils. I do doubt the authenticity of the story. . . Read morePublished 2 days ago by pranayini sharma
I knew women were deprived of rights in Saudi Arabia, but had no idea how far it went. Even the women in the royal family are significantly impacted and the problem is deeply... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Marcia
You would think being a princess would be the best role ever. Not anymore! I wouldn't trade my freedom for their title or wealth.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
A must read! Enlightening. Unbelievable. All the way through it, I kept saying OMG!Published 6 days ago by gabby
So very unbelievable...that a species could treat someone with such cruelty and lack of empathy on a daily basis. That is not a human trait, in fact it is evil. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Edith Palm
I'm not sure what reaction readers are supposed to have to the story of a princess. It's hard to have sympathy for her, she is a very unsympathetic character. Read morePublished 15 days ago by C Mayfair
"I thought he was a God. How was I to know he was not?"
This is an interesting book about one unnamed woman's experience as a royal in Saudi Arabia. Read more