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Driving the Saudis: A Chauffeur's Tale of the World's Richest Princesses (plus their servants, nannies, and one royal hairdresser)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    A long way from Miss Daisy.

    A sensitive and beautifully written account of an experience unknown to many that bridges a vast cultural gap in a most unexpected way.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2012

    Ms. Larsen intertwines the tale of her experience as chauffeur t

    Ms. Larsen intertwines the tale of her experience as chauffeur to the Saudi Royal family with snippets from her own life and throws in some Middle Eastern history for good measure. This is done in a delightful, easy to read format that is both funny and poignant. There are lessons to be learned and the irony of women who spend a virtual fortune on couture and surgical enhancements yet must be covered in their homeland. This book is a splendid gift idea.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2012

    Elegantly written and an easy read about a difficult subject.

    Elegantly written and an easy read about a difficult subject. Offers an unusual blend of humor, social commentary, wit and compassion.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    GOOD BOOK

    A very thoughtful and interesting read!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    I thought this book was both entertaining and thought-provoking

    I thought this book was both entertaining and thought-provoking at the same time. Getting a glimpse into the lives of the very rich Saudi royals is intriguing. But I also found myself asking "what would I do," if I were in the author's shoes. What would I say? And that's really the value of the book—to ride along with Larson and have to reflect on our own culpabilities and compromises.

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

    Entertaining and informative read

    I laughed out loud many times and really enjoyed this book. It is well written, engaging, moving and thought provoking. Driving the Saudis invites you into a world rarely seen by outsiders. I highly recommend this delightful book.

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