July 28, 2019 posted by

Not as interesting-nor did I think it would be that helpful to someone dealing with abduction. Betty Mahmoody born June 9, is an American author and public speaker best known for her book, Not Without My Daughter, which was subsequently made into a film of the same name. I used to be judgmental of these women, now I adopt them and seek to be there for their comfort and encouragement. They give me faith in mankind. View all 4 comments. I can’t imagine being in her shoes.

A brilliant expose of the horrors of the Islamic Republic of Iran. View all 14 comments. I’m simply amazed of what one can accomplish when truly forced up against a wall. They probably saw a mom who was fighting to keep her kid uneducated and tied to another country’s culture to her detriment. File it under “guilty pleasure” — at best. While reading these stories however, I was curious to know more since some have no resolution and leave you hanging. I loved reading “Not without my daughter” a few months ago I know, I’m about 20 years behind but I felt like the end really left me hanging.

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I liked this book for the follow up information to “Not Without My Daughter” but it wasn’t as great as the first book. Some women had to leave their children and flee for their own safety.

Why did she go to Iran? Such a harrowing story! Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.

Many of the stories don’t have a resolution, and I kept waiting for In this follow up to Not Without My Daughter, Betty Mahmoody tells about life after escaping her abusive husband in Iran. Is “Not Without My Daughter” based on a book? A very good book. It picks up right after Betty and Mahtob reach the American Embassy in Turkey, and the years following as Betty writes her book and her involvement with the film adaptation.


Betty Mahmoody compiled stories of other parents whose foreign spouses estranged them from their children in the book For the Love of a Child.

File it under “guilty pleasure” — at best. This is likely because Mahmoody put a human face on this highly disturbing, remarkably difficult-to-solve issue–one that’s more common than many realize–by shining a spotlight on a few different families struggling daily with having had a child abducted across international lines. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I found the 3 stories engrossing. Many of the stories don’t have a filpe, and I kept waiting for her to write updates.

And the fact that this is a real I just finished reading it and I’m left literally without any words It was also written before things like the Internet.

Think about it like this: Publieksprijs voor het Nederlandse Boek She shares their stories, but I wanted more. Along with pieces her world back together, and trying to make a safe place to raise her daughter and two older sons from a previous marriage now all living under false identities for their protectionshe was contacted by a number of people with similar stories.

After years of marriage and a beautiful child together, Betty agrees to travel with her husband to Iran to visit his family. This autobiography will make your soul weep. He can beat her and even kill her and he cannot be arrested.


Not Without My Daughter How does Moody transform from a slightly grumpy doctor into a wifebeating maniac? Betty’s husband has power over her, but it’s her love for her daughter and the help of some Iranian citizens who assist er in escaping, that power her to find freedom again.

Not all Iranians were shown in a negative light. Each story is unique, replete with fascinating details, and each has its own high drama that will shock at the same time that it shatters the heart.

For the Love of a Child

She is horrified by the unhygienic conditions of Iran and the total misogynistic lack of rights of women, and the violent anti-American propaganda fed to the population She refuses offers to get out of this vile country unless she can take her daught A brilliant expose of the horrors of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Celina Knippling My issue is that she is very derogatory iflm describing her in-laws and other Persians. To ask other readers questions about For the Love of a Childplease sign up. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.


Not without my daughter = Jamais sans ma fille (DVD video, ) []

Showing of 2 reviews. They would be happy. We could seriously relate to the fear of being trapped in another country against your will.