Imagine a young American couple embarking on a two-year adventure in Tehran, Iran. The husband is a highly intelligent, workaholic computer geek with little time or attention for his bride. She is bored with her marriage and looking for something to ignite her passion, to make her feel desirable and loved. She finds an opportunity with a handsome Iranian who crosses her path shortly after their arrival in Tehran. Rather than question the potentially devastating consequences of acting out her fantasy, she charges forward with a tenacity that can only come from her young and foolish heart and not her head. The web of lies that she ultimately weaves entangles everyone involvedher, the husband, the lover, and most sadly, her young son.
It is a journey of betrayal, discovery, and forgiveness. What felt like a beautiful love story turned into a tormenting nightmare. From the threat of criminal court, to an attempt at kidnapping her son, she demonstrates that one can survive even after making the worst mistake of your life.
I lived this story almost forty years ago. It was the most challenging and difficult time of my life. In the end, I realized my choice was to either fall apart or start laughing at the absurdity of it all. I ultimately moved on, forgave myself, and started overlessons learned.
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About the Author
After a long and successful corporate career, Sarah Tauber recently retired to pursue her passion for horseback riding. Throughout her life, Sarah has travelled and lived in many parts of the world. With so many stories to tell, it became important for her to share parts of her life that family and friends knew little or nothing about. For Dear Life is a memoir covering the two years she lived in Tehran, Iran, and experienced the most challenging time of her life. Sarah resides in Fallbrook with her husband of nine years. She has two grown sons and five grandsons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love books that explore human behavior and emotions and this one really takes you into the mind and life of the author. It looks at the consequences of instant gratification, the need to have our way, the need to love and be loved and feel that love and what happens when we start looking inward and not to others to find happiness and a sense of identity. It's also story of hope, redemption and self discovery and I found the lessons timely. We are doomed to repeat the mistakes we have made if we don't learn from the past. For Dear Life pulled me in an kept me thoroughly engaged and the author's honesty and frailty were very refreshing to me.