For me this whole book rang untrue. It's tough at first. Molina is truly despicable as the husband, while Field projects a lot of overheated anguish as Betty tries to figure out a way to escape the country with her daughter. Nicole: [confused] What are you talking about? Absolutely, I don’t believe in rules.

People made their homes out of cinder blocks, durable cardboard, and any other supplies they could find. So, even before you have read a single word, you have been given an image that is not authentic. Informations sur votre appareil et sur votre connexion Internet, y compris votre adresse IP, Navigation et recherche lors de l’utilisation des sites Web et applications Verizon Media. However, nothing is black and white and just because the way women are treated is abominable doesn't mean that everything in the culture is bad and everything the people do is wrong and horrible. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women. I read it years ago when it first came out and had a difficult time putting it down. I will let my daughter do whatever her heart wants. Based on my gut, I'd give it 4 stars. I’ve come to understand that art is awesome and beautiful because it’s a reflection of life – but it’s just a reflection, and the real thing is my daughter. It was very hard to get through because of this. Every day is Father’s Day to me when I’m with her: when I’ll be able to hold my daughter and see her grow and see her smile. I do sympathize with her. And don’t worry. He's changed. Now I have a daughter, I understand. Betty herself has acknowledged in the book that 'you cannot categorize a person by nationality'(pg 415). . I'm sorry, but you will have to go back to your husband. A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness. "Not Without My Daughter" told the story of an American mother and daughter fleeing Iran.

Why do all of you say such negative thing about the book and things like "It's written this way to make readers sympathize Betty"? ! However, Ms. Mahmoody had misgivings about taking her daughter to visit Iran before she went ... misgivings to the point that she made an appointment with an attorney. The negatives pointed out could be true - Not for a whole country, only individual elements here and there. ! Betty is reluctant, as Iran is not a pleasant place, especially if you are American and female. God damn you! Well, if there is anything I can do, maybe if you need to organize telephone calls to the U.S. or if you want to write letters home, let me know. You have no rights to the children. The premise is horrific and I can completely understand her hatred and fear. I thought of him as an American. Please, if you know where I can find BOOK quotes, get back to me. Moody: I want to get a job here in a hospital. Adult biography - about woman imprisioned in islamic country by her husband. Where are Mahtob, Betty, and Moody today. Se instala, entre ellos y nosotras, una especie de statu quo que parece decir: ‘Estás aquí, se acabó, no hablemos más de ello.”. This movie may not win in terms of geographical accuracy or cinematography. There was not a single thing in the book that I could point my finger at and say: this can’t be true. She endangered her child by staying with a mentally unstable man, not to m. I can't believe people are still reading this book! The responsibility of building a daughter’s self-confidence falls first on the parents’ shoulders. Moody: I don't know how to say this to you. It's a page turner and is unputdownable. They both began to giggle and then…fell into a side-splitting round of laughter, the cleansing, complete sort of laughter only a mother and daughter can share.
At the same time, it would be difficult to overestimate the fear, whether rational and justified or not, that a mother could feel at finding herself trapped in a foreign country and culture where she has no escape and fears for her safety and the safety of her child. [pauses] May I ask you why you came to Iran?

There he becomes a completely different person, and refuses to let her and their daughter leave. The undertone of racism permeated this book. Reading this account was like watching a Lifetime Television for Women movie. To her horror, she found herself and her four-year-old daughter, Mahtob, virtual prisoners of a man rededicated to his Shiite Moslem faith, in a land where women are near-slaves and Americans despised. Me viene a la memoria lo que decían los supervivientes de los campos de la última guerra al volver a su hogar: las pesadillas no se cuentan.