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Not Without My Daughter - Betty Mahmoody Reviews

Wanderfull book
May 17, 2018 11:52 PMRead
Such a great book. I bought it thinking it will be another feminist read but the book the book was beyond any expectations. I read the book in couple of sittings only. I forgot to eat and drinking also as I was so consumed by this book. This is a story of conviction, struggle,  betrayal, will po...Read More

Not Without My Daughter written by Betty Mahmoody.
Dec 02, 2016 08:46 PMRead
Hello friends,I read a very nice book in last month "Not Without My Daughter written by Betty Mahmoody". Many people like to read this book but its readability is not perfect because its language is hard for me and some points is not clear to understand. This book picture is not attractive a...Read More

Waste of time
Sep 07, 2016 09:31 AMRead (via Mobile)
For me this entire book rang untrue. I know I'm presumably going to get a gigantic reaction for saying that however I just couldn't sink with the author. There is undoubtedly ladies are dealt contrastingly in Muslim nations and with them I do sympathize. Be that as it may, Ms. Mahmoody had secon...Read More

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A tale of gritty determination
Jun 30, 2016 01:49 PMRead
I purchased this book when I spotted it in a bookstore intrigued by its cover. It was hard to put it down once I started reading it.It's an autobiographical account of Betty Mahmoody, an American who married an Iranian. All was well in their paradise till they went to Iran to visit Mahmoody'...Read More

An Unforgettable Experience
Apr 09, 2015 12:26 AMRead
This book recommended to me by one of my friend who is a great novel reader. So I blindly bought this book and started reading.This book is all about the perils of an alien nation, a confused husband and the life of an American woman forced to live in the middle east, her struggle, patience ...Read More

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Gr8 bt depressing novel.......
Jun 12, 2009 01:49 PMRead
Well this was a lovely novel written by betty mahmoody with the help of william hoffer......the story is described very nicely and every thing is described in detail.....betty was the mother of two sons...joe and john from her first marriage....now she was divorsed...she met moody in a hospital ...Read More

How can u trust the person u love
Jan 29, 2009 10:42 PMRead
The book says it all....the story is not based on me or anyone else it belongs to betty who went through hell to bring her daughter back and judging or reviewing anybodys life or so call book is not for us to say.....but I will tell her what a courage she had to write a book about her life......Read More

When your soul mate becomes a stranger
Sep 16, 2008 04:46 PMRead
Falling in love is magical. And when it happens to you in the fairy tale way, you end up feeling blessed. Betty Mahmoody fell in love and felt quite much the same. She was living her fairy-tale life with her Iranian husband Moody, who was a doctor and their little daughter Mahtob, when the first...Read More

A lone woman's ordeal in an alien society....
May 17, 2008 03:07 PMRead
A woman's struggle to escape a country she doesn't identify herself with and her determination to flee the land of fanatics with her daughter. This is the breathtaking tale of an American woman named Betty Mahmoody’s escape from a country where she finds herself trapped, the country which is not...Read More

Not Propaganda
May 07, 2008 04:06 PMRead
Not Without My Daughter is a true story that occurred in the 70's-80'sabout an American woman, Betty Mahmoody, attempting to flee her husbandin Iran with her daughter, Mahtob Mahmoody. Their relationship beginsas ideal, but gradually takes a turn for the worst as Dr Mahmoodybecom...Read More

Not without my daughter
Jan 12, 2006 08:40 AMRead
I am a female muslim. my heart goes out to betty and mahtob. they should not have had to through with what they went through with. as a muslim I know that women have no rights whats so ever. I am so happy and thank god that I live in australia where women have rights. I would have done the same ...Read More

So close to my heart
Jul 19, 2004 06:40 PMRead
Reading this book is like going into a hypnotic trance. The most interesting point about this book is that it is a true story. The book starts with a young American woman, Betty Mahmoody with her Iranian husband and daughter in a plane en route to Iran. As Betty reflects about her current circum...Read More

Discussing polotical and social gender issues
Jul 16, 2004 11:05 AMRead
Thinking that is was a toy,when she saw the chain around my wristsmy daughter jumped for joy.Her laughter was the gift of morning,her laughter gave me endless strength.A living hint of a free tomorrowgave meaning to my night of sorrow.?Not Without My Daughter? by Bett...Read More

I'm sorry, but I think u're wrong Pooja
May 30, 2004 10:20 AMRead
Hi Pooja!How are you? My name is Johanna and I´m married to an Iranian man, whom I love so much and never had any big problems with! Of course there´s some different cultures, but we must be openminded if we should have a chance to live in peace and harmony! - Right ..?You wrot...Read More

NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER
Aug 10, 2003 01:39 AMRead
I love you Mahtob, I won't leave you here in a land occupied,governed and controlled by men to suffer....well these were the words of Betty Mahmoody an American married to an iranian doctor little did she know that she and her daughter were about to leave for a vacation permanently....Well fanta...Read More

A movie with similar plot??
Jul 25, 2003 08:04 AMRead
There was another movie which I believe was also based on a true story at around the same time, of another American woman married to a Muslim man. In this movie, the child, a girl, was kidnapped by her father and taken back to (I don't recall which country.)The mother then hires two men from her...Read More

Not without my ...
Jul 06, 2003 12:43 PMRead
This story, even if it can happen in any part of the world or in any social level, hides something else. U might get more informations about its reality if u can obtain a copy of interview with Dr. MAHMOUDI, the father of MATOP (MAHTAB), realised by Jean-Pierre FOUCAULT, a journalist of the firs...Read More

Not Without Bias
May 28, 2003 03:43 AMRead
I received this book as a gift from my grandmother and mother when the story was first sold. At the time, I felt it was an accurate portrayal of life in Iran, married to an Islamic Iranian man.PLOTBetty is an American woman married to an Iranian-American doctor named ''Moody'', Dr. Sayye...Read More

Fight For Survival!
Mar 11, 2003 05:25 PMRead
This a true life story about an American Lady Betty who was married to Dr Sayyed Bozorg Mahmoody ('Moody') from Iran.Moody convinced Betty and their 4 year old daughter Mahtob to accompany him to Iran to meet his relatives on a two week vacation.But this Vacation turned out to be a night...Read More

A heart wrenching and motivating story
Mar 08, 2003 10:52 AMRead
I heard a lot about this book and did not find it in any of the libraray. I wanted to read this book desperately and went to the nearest bookstore and bought a paperback edition the moment I received my first pay check.It's a story which wrenches your heart out. Written fluently with details...Read More

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