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Not Without My Daughter

Posted by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:24 PM
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I just finished the book.

I wish I remembered when this actually took place.  I've never seen the movie.

My goodness.  What she went through.

It is so hard to understand the way of life for others.  

I felt myself repulsed at the lack of hygiene.  Among other things.

Has any one else read this book?  

Should I watch the movie of did Lifetime tear it to pieces?

by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:24 PM
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kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:25 PM
The book was more accurate and more detailed.
Ktina11
by Bronze Member on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:26 PM
I didn't read the book....but I did see the movie before I had children. It was good for me (childless)....I would think it would mean more to me know that I have childrenof my own.
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godsgirl26
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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I've seen that movie and I LOVED IT. Now I just need to read the book.
Oh my gosh that movie is so good.
FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:28 PM

I often found myself wondering, as I was reading, if I could be as strong as she was.   Sadly, I doubt it. 

I wonder how Mahtob is today.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:31 PM
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I just googled Mahtob.  She lives in Iran.

Wow.


saphiraka
by Member on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Movie was pretty good, very emotional though.   I didnt know it was based on a book.. now im gonna have to see if I can find a copy =)

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:34 PM


Quoting saphiraka:

Movie was pretty good, very emotional though.   I didnt know it was based on a book.. now im gonna have to see if I can find a copy =)

I bought mine through Amazon.

During my googling, it seems some do not believe Betty and her daughter were forced to remain in Iran.

All kinds of strange thoughts went through my mind while reading this book.

Anonopotamus
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:39 PM
Betty is from my neck of the woods. I've heard some not so nice things about her. For me, between the time of her alleged abduction and her fast mental recovery to be able to publish the story, I have my doubts.
FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:45 PM


Quoting Anonopotamus:

Betty is from my neck of the woods. I've heard some not so nice things about her. For me, between the time of her alleged abduction and her fast mental recovery to be able to publish the story, I have my doubts.

She may not be a nice person.  Who knows.

But why do you feel there should have been more time between her mental recovery and the book?


grandmab125
by Gold Member on Jun. 9, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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 Are you going to go on that rant again?  I thought we all explained to you that just because you know people, who know her doesn't mean squat.  Nor does publishing a book within a year after coming back to this country, bear any significance.  You know what they say, writing is very cathartic.

Quoting Anonopotamus:

Betty is from my neck of the woods. I've heard some not so nice things about her. For me, between the time of her alleged abduction and her fast mental recovery to be able to publish the story, I have my doubts.

 

grandma B

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