Not Without My Daughter

Not Without My Daughter (English, Paperback, Mahmoody Betty)

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Not Without My Daughter  (English, Paperback, Mahmoody Betty)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
    • ISBN: 9780552152167, 9780552152167
    • Pages: 528
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    Based on a true story, international bestseller Not Without My Daughter is a heroic and inspiring story of author Betty Mahmoody’s courage and determination to stand up for herself against her husband, and depicts her daring escape out of Iran, along with her daughter.

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    Not Without My Daughter is based on a true story which describes the author’s harrowing experiences from the period 1984-86. When Betty Mahmoody leaves her home in Michigan, USA, to accompany her husband, Dr. Sayed Bozorg Mahmoody, an Iranian immigrant, and their four year old daughter Mahtob, to visit his family in Tehran, Iran, on what is supposed to be a two-week holiday, she has no idea about her husband’s real intentions.

    At the end of the two weeks, her husband refuses to let them leave, leaving her in shock as he coldly warns her that she would never leave Iran for the rest of her life. Held against their will in an alien land, where she and her daughter are often threatened by an abusive husband and his family, and made to live in squalor in a hostile country where Americans are viewed with utmost suspicion, the brutal reality of her situation slowly begins to dawn on her and she feels desperate to escape back to her home in the US.

    At a time when Iran is under Khomeini’s rule, with its strict laws and dictatorial attitude towards women, expecting them to be subservient, and laying restrictions on how they should dress and behave, Betty is horrified and yearns to go back to the US. However, her husband threatens to harm her and her daughter if she were to try to leave. Also, under Islamic laws, Betty being married to an Iranian would be governed by their stern laws and if she were to divorce her husband, he would get sole custody of their daughter.

    Not one to give up easily, she tries to come up with ways to escape out of Iran, even enlisting the help of some local folk who are against Khomeini’s dictatorial rule and sympathise with her. Most of the plans, however, require her to leave Mahtob behind, something she would never be able to do. So she relentlessly continues to pursue escape strategies, and finally embarks on a daring escape. Not Without My Daughter, the amazing story of fearless Betty’s escape to America with her daughter, was an international success and bestseller, and made into a 1991 Hollywood film of the same name, starring Sally Field.

    About Betty Mahmoody

    Betty Mahmoody was born in 1945 in Michigan, USA. She is an American author and a prominent public speaker. She is also the author of For The Love Of A Child. She co-founded One World: For Children, an organisation that offers to protect the rights of children of mixed culture marriages and promotes cross cultural understanding. In 1990, she received an award for the Outstanding Woman Of The Year from Oakland University.

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    • Corgi Books
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    • Betty Mahmoody now lives again in Michigan with Mahtob and her two sons from her first marriage.\n\nWilliam Hoffer is the co-author of Midnight Express and Saved: The Story of the Andrea Doria. He lives in Virginia.
    Dimensions
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    • 33 mm
    Height
    • 178 mm
    Length
    • 106 mm
    Weight
    • 268 gr
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    4

    heartwrenching read

    loved reading this book throughout.i finished reading it in few days could not keep it own..mesemerizing till end
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    swetha

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    Amazing Book

    Amazing book. Must buy. Show the struggle of a mother to save her daughter. Emotions are changing at every scenario. A perfect gift that can be given to a book reader, but a bit predictable at the end.
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    saurabhi

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    Awesome!

    This book was recommended by a friend of mine. I am glad she recommended it. It is just lovely. the entire description of her struggles are so vivid that you feel like you are present there. Her strength and courage deserves a standing ovation. I liked the way she describes each and every detail of her forced stay in Iran.
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    Akanksha Agrawal

    Jul, 2014

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    Awesome book...

    One of the best books i have read in long time.....One awesome read i have to say..... Hats off to Betty on her courage.....
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    Vinod Bhaskaran

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    Apr, 2014

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    Great Book... Must Read !

    An exciting story of mother-daughter love which goes beyond all the evil in this world. Kudos to the author for writing such a heart-rendering book.
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    Saurabh Deshpande

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    Amazing read

    This book is just so inspiring. I'm so touched by it, was almost in tears while reading this book. Must read!
    Truly, truly wonderful.
    Stay strong!
    Xx
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    Krishna Vora

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    Apr, 2014

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    Not without my Daughter_an unforgettable experience

    I lived the life with Betty Mehmoody and Mahtob... their struggle, will power....

    Loved the way all details are placed...
    One of the best book....
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    Jivika Uthada

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    Feb, 2014

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    Just unputdownable

    This book is a mesmerizing tale of a mother, who faces several struggles to escape from the clutches of a man who is selfish. Will bring tears to your eyes.
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    Vartika

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    Feb, 2014

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    Very nice read.. Will get goosebumps!!

    Very well written. You can actually start feeling the plot, its character and if you are a female reader, you gonna really love this book. This book will take from highs to lows of betty's life and mahtob is indeed so adorable. But finally you will be more happy to know they are free now and of course you had a good read
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    Roopkatha Ray

    Jan, 2014

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    The power of motherhood

    This book was an amazing insight into the mind of a mother... the resourcefulness and presence of mind required to get out of a tricky and a wholly undesirable situation. Definitely recommend it ...
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    Ruhi

    Oct, 2013

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