Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening

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Simon & Schuster
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5.5 X 8.3 X 0.8 inches | 0.58 pounds

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About the Author
Manal al-Sharif is a women's rights activist from Saudi Arabia who was imprisoned in 2011 for driving a car. She has been lauded by Foreign Policy, Time, Forbes, and the Oslo Freedom Forum. Daring to Drive is her first book.
"Future generations will marvel at Manal al-Sharif, whose voice is laden with quiet dignity even at its most urgent. Her gripping account of homegrown courage will speak to the fighter in all of us."--Deborah Feldman, New York Times bestselling author of Unorthodox
"An astonishing, humble, truthful book, more illuminating than a hundred newspaper stories on Saudi Arabia. Manal is no Chanel-draped, chauffeur-driven Saudi princess. Her account of why a single working mother's life compelled her to confront the kingdom's fiercely patriarchal ways is touching and revealing in equal measure."--Azadeh Moaveni, author of Lipstick Jihad
"A captivating read. Manal al-Sharif refuses to hide her scars, unveiling what she endured and sacrificed to become a professional who has fearlessly pushed the boundaries of tradition."--Elena Gorokhova, author of Russian Tattoo
"Remarkable. Manal al-Sharif invites us to ride with her to bend the arc of history towards equality and justice."--Rula Jebreal, international bestselling author of Miral
"Al-Sharif's back story... should shock you even if you think you already have a pretty good handle on conditions for women in Saudi Arabia."--Meghan Daum "The New York Times Book Review "
"A brave, extraordinary, heartbreakingly personal story of one woman's battle for equal rights.... The book provides a rare glimpse into... the hearts and minds of people who live in a society that is mostly off-limits to Westerners. [Al-Sharif's] literary achievement is that despite the huge cultural differences, Daring to Drive shows that Saudi women and men have dreams and fears much like our own."--Associated Press
"Fascinating, powerful, and heartbreaking... a truly eye-opening read."--Library Journal (starred review)
"Remarkable."--Jewish Journal
"Eye-opening... [and] compelling."

--Christian Science Monitor
"There are vignettes of laughter and love... [and] glimpses of rich, vibrant Arab life.... A testament to how women in Muslim countries are helping change their culture, one step at a time."--New York Journal of Books
"If you consider yourself interested in women's rights or the cultures of other lands, Daring to Drive should be a mandatory addition to your reading list."--The News Wheel
"If you're searching for an inspiring memoir, Daring to Drive should be on your must-read list."--Bitch Magazine
"An intimate look at life for women growing up in Saudi Arabia and the challenges of seeking major social change."--Booklist
"Al-Sharif's transformation from religious radical to feminist champion is incredibly inspiring."--BookRiot
"Daring to Drive is an important book.... Al-Sharif tells her story in clear, readable prose... [and] provides readers with unusual insight into what it means to be a woman under Wahhabi."--Me, You, and Books
"An intimate and powerful book from what is hopefully only the first of many Saudi voices to speak out."--Kirkus Reviews
"Bold.... [This] inspiring book shows the importance of education, critical thinking, and standing up for a cause against impossible odds."--Fathom