Making a Difference…really!



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……………………………………….Jean Sasson

Today I’d like to share with you some information about a new book I recently read by one of my favorite authors. I’d also like to share information about a humanitarian project she’s started. The reason I chose to share this with you, is that many of you have spent time in the middle east, or have a family member who has and that’s what the book and project are about.

First, let me introduce you to Jean Sasson in the event you aren’t familiar with her and her writing. Jean Sasson is an award winning author who lived in Saudi Arabia for many years working in a hospital there and has spent time in some of the other Middle Eastern countries as well. Some of her books are about royalty and some of her books are about common people trying to live a normal life. She is recognized by the Kuwaiti Government as an authority on the middle east and was invited by the Kuwait Government to be one of the 146 people on the Freedom Flight that they invited into Kuwait at the end of the Kuwait War. So, she has her creds. Her latest book Yasmessas Choice is a true story of the horrors that many women in Kuwait endured at the hands of the Iraqi soldiers during that invasion and the horrors were many and awful. It’s not a book for the faint hearted or for those looking for a romance novel. It’s a real book about real women whose lives were destroyed by beastly Iraqi men who used them as sex slaves during the Kuwait invasion.

I’ve followed Jean’s writing for a long time and she has amazing talent along with a kind and caring heart. Below I will let her tell you in her own words how she is working to help women in the middle east break out of some of the antiquated practices they are forced to live with on a daily basis. So, first of all, may I strongly endorse all of her books, but especially Yasmeena’s Choice ( http://www.amazon.com/Yasmeenas-Choice-Story-Courage-Survival/dp/1939481147/ref=la_B000APMHVU_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383432885&sr=1-4 ) . Later the Princess series is a favorite too.

She now has a project called ‘The Good Monk’ (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jean-sasson-and-the-good-monk ) where she is taking a stand against abuse of women and children. I generally don’t send you off site to read something, but this is different and it is worthwhile. It is another example of Jean making a difference. With her talent, she is working to alleviate abuse. She writes:
“I feel so strongly about these projects that I am giving my rights to the story. I am writing two screenplays without compensation. Yes, you heard right. I will not be taking any pay for the work for the time I have spent on these projects.”
So, I invite you to read about her amazing project
( http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jean-sasson-and-the-good-monk ) and become familiar with all of her books. They are all worthy reads and you will find that you simply can’t put them down.

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~ by citizenjournalistreview on November 2, 2013.

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