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Not Without My Daughter

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What I have said in another review about Mahtob's book is that she focuses very little on the actual stay and journey out of Tehran after being held captive by her father and it read more like a documented therapeutic account that I'm sure she remains traumatized to this day, even though her father died years ago. it is obvious that this is a story of a woman… but there are many such similar criticisms related to same scenarios…… living with death threat is one of them…. And Mom always made sure that I knew that if I wanted to communicate with my father, it was always my decision. He collaborated with Alexis Kouros to create a documentary, Without My Daughter, to counter the claims in Betty's book. As a Mexican American, there are a lot of things about Mexico that were/are foreign to me, even unattractive.

My parents' divorce wasn’t the most amicable one out there, although you wouldn’t know it because they’re pretty good friends now. I’ll begin by stating for the record that watching the movie is insufficient for getting a clear picture of what life was like for Betty Mahmoody and her child during their 18-month imprisonment in Iran.

Many of her husband's relatives were actually shocked and scolded him for his treatment of her and their daughter, including his own mother. How she finally escapes, and the sympathetic friends she meets along the way will make your heart soar.

I would like to mention that I have never met any Iranians that are anything like Betty’s former in-laws, but doesn’t mean that they’re not out there. A movie version starring Sally Field and Alfred Molina was in theaters in January 1991 and is fantastic but pales in comparison to its thrilling, emotional source material. I recommended it to our book club members to read and they all say it is a fascinating story and worth reading. How many times can you use rhetorical questions as a tool for "suspense" before we want to rip the question mark off your keyboard? After years of marriage and a beautiful child together, Betty agrees to travel with her husband to Iran to visit his family.

During their escape several people put themselves in harms way, possibly even in a position where they could be killed for helping Ms. Those who help her are vaguely described to protect their identities so it’s hard to connect with them. While watching Mahtob play in the park, Betty encountered Judy, another American woman married to an Iranian.

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