A Tale of Two Omars: A Memoir of Family, Revolution, and Coming Out During the Arab Spring

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Price
$26.00  $23.92
Publisher
Counterpoint LLC
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781640094987

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About the Author

OMAR SHARIF JR. is an Egyptian Canadian actor who currently lives in the United States. He is the grandson of Omar Sharif, the actor.

Reviews

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"This book is the fascinating and inspiring odyssey of one man's quest to be his authentic self--a difficult enough task for anyone, but try adding gay, Muslim and Jewish into the mix!" --Alan Cumming

A gripping personal saga and an urgent plea for the place he still very much calls home to embrace equal rights for everyone. --Michelle Hart, Oprah Daily

Sharif, grandson of the legendary Egyptian actor by the same name, bares all with his stirring debut, an account of his extraordinary and turbulent life . . . This moving story will appeal to anyone looking for an account of inspiration in the face of oppression. --Publishers Weekly

A Tale of Two Omars is a story of freedom. It's about taking all your challenges and privileges, owning them and using them to live a life in charge. --Diane von Furstenberg

In a story made for the screen, Omar rips away the bandages and exposes the many scars of his past. Harrowing and haunting, but shared with hope and humility, A Tale of Two Omars reminds us how important it is to live our truths without shame. The message is clear: Don't let the past define your future, have it inform and illuminate a future path. --Rosanna Arquette, BAFTA Winner, Emmy and Golden Globe Nominated Actress

Omar Sharif Jr.'s book cannot come at a better time for humanity and the world. Glamorous, engrossing, and challenging, his edict for a better world is evident in every page. --Irena Medavoy, actress, philanthropist, and entrepreneur

In A Tale of Two Omars, Omar Sharif Jr. puts his heart on the page, gifting us with a powerful and essential memoir of self-discovery. Brimming with beautiful remembrances of his grandfather and terrifying stories of abuse and homophobia, this is an essential book that shines a much-needed light on the intersection of Arab and queer identity. --Abdi Nazemian, Lambda Award winning author of Like a Love Story, a Stonewall Honor book

Omar Sharif Jr.'s book cannot come at a better time for humanity and the world. Glamorous, engrossing, and challenging, his edict for a better world is evident in every page. --Irena Medavoy, actress, philanthropist, and entrepreneur