'He pulled me close and said, "Baby, I didn't marry you for your ability to reproduce." I never wanted anything more than to be loved like that.' If only the story ended there.
At the heart of this narrative is a magical place and time in history - Qatar at the turn of the 21st century - that shaped her own radical transformation. Told with powerful insight and dark humor. It's the author's first book.
LISA KIRCHNER was once simultaneously the dating columnist for an alternative newsweekly, bridal editor for a society rag and the religion
reporter for a gay and lesbian newspaper. She lives in New York City.
“Saucy and funny and unflinchingly honest. A picaresque tale of
a woman lost – and found –in the Persian Gulf. Think Bridget Jones
meets Lawrence of Arabia.”
Eric Weiner, NPR correspondent and author of the best-selling The Geography of Bliss
“Lisa is bold, genuine, hilarious. It’s so satisfying to read a great story
told by a great writer.”
Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR’s “Ask Me Another” and author of Screw Everyone.
“I loved reading this. Her takeaways are empowering for any reader!”
Jo Weldon, founder of the New York School of Burlesque and author of
The Burlesque Handbook.