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Princess, More Tears to Cry

Princess, More Tears to Cry

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by Jean Sasson

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When Jean Sasson's book Princess: Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia was published, it became an immediate international bestseller. It sold to 43 countries and spent 13 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Now, in this long-awaited, compelling new book, Sasson and Princess Sultana return to tell the world what it means to be a Saudi woman today.


When Jean Sasson's book Princess: Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia was published, it became an immediate international bestseller. It sold to 43 countries and spent 13 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Now, in this long-awaited, compelling new book, Sasson and Princess Sultana return to tell the world what it means to be a Saudi woman today.

Through advances in education and with access to work, Saudi women are breaking through barriers; they are becoming doctors, social workers, business owners. Major steps forward have been made. But this is not the whole story. Sadly, despite changes in the law, women are still subjected to terrible suppression, abuse and crimes of psychological and physical violence. For many, the struggle for basic human rights continues.

PRINCESS, MORE TEARS TO CRY reveals the intimate struggles of Saudi women inside one of the richest, most conservative kingdoms in the world. These are stories of triumph and heartbreak amongst the highest- and lowest-born. Princess Sultana speaks frankly about her strong-willed daughters, her beloved husband and the contentious Al-Saud family whose daily battles about what it means to be a woman in Saudi Arabia mirror those of the society at large. PRINCESS, MORE TEARS TO CRY is an unforgettable journey into the hearts and minds of Saudi women, and will be forever etched into the memory of readers.


"Absolutely riveting and profoundly sad..." --People magazine

"A chilling story...a vivid account of an air-conditioned nightmare..." --Entertainment Weekly

"Must-reading for anyone interested in human rights." --USA Today

"Shocking...candid...sad, sobering, and compassionate..." --San Francisco Chronicle

"The startling truth behind veiled lives...frank and vivid" --Sunday Express

"Anyone with the slightest interest in human rights will find this book heart-wrenching." --Betty Mahmoody, bestselling author of Not Without My Daughter

"Both fascinating and depressing..." --Daily Mail

"....her tale of decadent opulence becomes a political rallying cry that she hopes will spread the word and inspire many "Sultana's Circles" to alleviate the plight of women everywhere, one woman at a time." --Publishers Weekly for Princess Sultana's Circle

"In this consistently gripping work, a Literary Guild alternate selection in cloth, the American-born Sasson recounts the life story of a Saudi princess she met while living in Saudi Arabia, offering a glimpse of the appalling conditions endured by even privileged women in the Middle East."--Publisher's Weekly for Princess

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Liza Dawson Associates
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Princess , #4
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Meet the Author

Jean's first book THE RAPE OF KUWAIT, based on her eye witness reporting on the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi troops, was an immediate bestseller. Shortly thereafter she became a full-time writer. Her next three books, PRINCESS, PRINCESS SULTANA'S DAUGHTERS, and PRINCESS SULTANA'S CIRCLE, became international sensations as they were the first books to bring to the western world the shocking stories about life for women in Saudi Arabia. Jean is also the author of MAYADA, DAUGHTER OF IRAQ, about the prison experiences of an Iraqi journalist praised by Saddam Hussein; LOVE IN A TORN LAND: The True Story of a Freedom Fighter's Escape from Iraqi Vengeance which tells the story of a beautiful Kurdish woman; GROWING UP BIN LADEN: Osama's Wife and Son Take Us into Their Secret World; and FOR THE LOVE OF A SON: One Afghan Woman's Quest for Her Stolen Child. Her work has been featured in People, Vanity Fair,The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The New York Post, The Sunday London Times, The Guardian, CNN, FOX, NBC, and many other news organizations.

Still traveling the world, Jean has made her homebase in Atlanta, Georgia where she is a passionate animal rights and women's rights supporter.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PRINCESS, MORE TEARS TO CRY is the fourth and newest book in the Princess series by the New York Times best-selling author and Middle East expert, Jean Sasson.    This is the true story of the world-famous Saudi Princess, Sultana.   As a longtime reader and student of the author's works I was so excited to get PRINCESS, MORE TEARS TO CRY as soon as it came out. I feverishly read it because everything Jean Sasson writes is always so fascinating and educational and I was really looking forward to this book for a long time.    After reading PRINCESS, MORE TEARS TO CRY cover-to-cover I can honestly say without a shadow of a doubt that this is not only the author's very best work, but the very best book I ever read on the subject of the Middle East (and I have read dozens and dozens).   The book is not only Princess Sultana's story, but the stories of her friends, family, and the people she has come to know and help throughout her lifetime. But I am getting ahead of myself.   It's really important to know that this is not only a fascinating biography, but a highly detailed non-fiction book that will educate and inform all readers.    Jean Sasson lived in Saudi Arabia for twelve years, and also lived and traveled extensively all throughout the Middle East. She knows all about the culture, the people (from the royals that she befriended as well as to the bedouins and middle class families), the languages and the history of not just Saudi Arabia but the entire Middle East. And she brings us all of this information in PRINCESS, MORE TEARS TO CRY. Even though her books are about ladies primarily, I have known many servicemen that have gotten her books and studied them before being deployed to the Middle East because they are all so educational. I would highly recommend PRINCESS, MORE TEARS TO CRY to you, especially if you're traveling to Saudi Arabia or to anywhere in the Middle East for the first time. The book starts out with a heartfelt dedication to a young girl named Amal who was viciously murdered by her father in Saudi Arabia who claimed to be a religious cleric. The world was shocked when this monster received hardly a slap on the wrist for his heinous crimes. Princess Sultana has many stories to share in her latest book which all center on helping the women of her land because Saudi women are considered second-class citizens and have very little rights.    As an outspoken advocate for change in her country, Princess Sultana has met and heard many horror stories that are tragic and unforgivable. But as a royal princess with extreme power and wealth she is in a fortunate position to help these innocent women and children.  The book is called MORE TEARS TO CRY for a reason. You will shed a tear after reading all of these true stories that are so hopeless and tragic. One story that really touched me was about a woman whose husband threw her and their young daughters out. Even though she was homeless and penniless her own parents shunned her and didn't want anything to do with her or her daughters. But as Jean Sasson details in her new book, PRINCESS, MORE TEARS TO CRY the story takes on a surprising twist!   I thank Jean Sasson for writing another best-seller about Princess Sultana that will inspire the entire world to take action and open so many minds about the injustices that Arab women face. She has the courage and conviction to speak up for those that cannot speak for themselves.     
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