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Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2005

    Her subjective opinion

    She didn't know how 'to work' Saudi society. Either that or she was so subjective she couldn't see the many variations in Saudi Arabia.The same could be said of American society,depending on what you believe oppression of women is.Every country in the world is far from perfect,to bash all of KSA whilst upholding everything American seems fruitless at best.There's good and bad everywhere.She made it sound as though every Saudi family is the same.Is every western family the same?,no.Any woman who marries into a wealthy family will have issues about controll because a wealthy family can be very closed.Before you read this book,read about the many gracious things about Islam and Saudis.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2004

    Same story, different author

    Carmen writes from the same script all the other 'secret Saudi women' write from. I read a library copy instead of spending American dollars on the Bin Ladin name. She gives nothing up on the Bin Ladins or the Saudi women, except the same story and frankly it's getting boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2004

    Another poorly written attempt to cash in on anti-Islam sentiment...

    More proof that even the most mediocre of books can be published, promoted, and sold so long as they write about the 'opression' of women in Islam and/or the Middle East. If you're looking for anything that requires intellect or a consideration of more than one point of view, you would be better to spend your money elsewhere.

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