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Not Without My Daughter [Mass Market Paperback]

Betty Mahmoody , William Hoffer
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Feb. 15 1991
In August 1984, Michigan housewife Betty Mahmoody accompanied her husband to his native Iran for a two-week vacation. To her horror, she found herself and her four-year-old daughter, Mahtob, virtual prisoners of a man rededicated to his Shiite Moslem faith, in a land where women are near-slaves and Americans are despised. Their only hope for escape lay in a dangerous underground that would not take her child...

Now the true story of this courageous woman and her breathtaking odyssey bursts upon the screen in the Pathe Entertainment production starring Academy Award-winner Sally Field!

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Betty Lover met the perfect "dark stranger" in a Michigan hospital. Her Iranian therapist, Dr. Sayyed Bozorg Mahmoody, became her husband and the father of their daughter, Mahtob. Despite the vicissitudes of the Iran-U.S. hostage crisis, Betty and he flourished until their summer "vacation" in Iran in 1984. The next year and a half were a nightmare. Betty and Mahtob, held hostage by Mahmoody and his family, were subjected to Islamic fundamentalism, Persian nationalistic fanaticism, and a life of squalor. This compelling tale of their terror and escape from Iran is recommended for most libraries. Literary Guild alternate. David P. Snider, Casa Grande P.L., Ariz .
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't put it down! July 27 2000
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book details the frightening journey of Betty Mahmoody and her daughter, Mahtob. Betty accompanied her husband on a "two week vacation" to Iran to visit his relatives. When the two weeks were up, he informed her that they were all going to stay in Iran permanently. Since Islamic women have no rights, Betty could not leave Iran or take her daughter out of that country without her husband's written permission. If she was caught trying to escape, she could be executed. To make matters worse, her husband had become physically abusive since their arrival in Iran, and she truly feared for her life. Betty openly gives details of the daily hell that was her life in Iran, and about her escape from there. I would like to make it clear that Betty did not knock ALL Iranians, because there were many people over there who helped her tremendously. One man risked his life to get her out of there, and she is eternally grateful to him.
... It gives the reader a lot to think about. I watched the movie first, and later read the book. Sally Field was terrific in the movie, and you got a real feel for the story there. My recommendation is to see the movie first, then read the book. Betty showed how strong a mother's love can be, and she is a role model for women everywhere.
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5.0 out of 5 stars **AN EXCELLENT BOOK** July 8 2000
By JGC
Format:Mass Market Paperback
NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER is one of the very best books that I have ever read. My only regret is that I can't give this book more than 5 stars. Betty Mahmoody is very courageous for telling her story.
This is a story about an American housewife who goes to Iran with her husband and daughter. Her husbands decides to keep her in his homeland against her will. She is a virtual prisoner at the mercy of her corrupt husband. Her basic human rights were violated, rights that any ordinary person takes for granted. She finally finds help to get back home but the journey isn't easy.
This book gives a really positive message which is that there is good in people all around the world. There were many Iranians who were willing to help her no matter what the consequences were.
I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in equality and human rights. Also, on the same topic I recommend any books by Jean Sasson.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting Story May 15 2004
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I never had the chance to read the book, but I have watched the movie like over a thousand times and I still cannot get over how women over in that part of the county get treated. I think Betty was a very brave woman to do what she did about how she escaped from Iran with her daughter. Even though Betty was finally returned home to America with her daughter, I am just curious about one thing. Did Betty's ex-husband or anybody in his family ever return to the United States to try to get their daughter back? Or if Betty and her daughter were just able to freely live in America without worrying about wheather betty's ex-husband would come back to snatch their daughter away from her or what happened? There was no update on the story after the return to America. I do plan to read the book someday.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Somewhere in the Middle Jan. 3 2004
By A Customer
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I just recently read the book Not Without My Daughter. I own the movie and have seen it many times. I agree with the person who said we weren't there and cannot say it didn't happen, but I also agree with the people who have positive things to say about Iranians. When I was a teenager, during the time that Betty was in Iran, two very sweet Iranian college students took my Italian cousins out to dinner and a date and they treated them very good. They were very polite to my cousins and my cousins had a good time. I think there are good people in every culture and every society. Another good book that shows the positive side of Iran and it's people that I highly recommend is Honeymoon in Purdah an Iranian Journey by Alison Wearing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Way Out March 19 2003
By Sierra
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The book not without my daughter is a very good book. It is thrilling and heart beating. This was a book that got me hooked on it and when I read it I did not want to put it down. This is a sad story and no ladie should be treated the way Betty was treated. I think it takes lots of courage to do what Betty did. Betty told a story like no one has ever told a story and this has to hurt and give her pain inside just to tell this story. Put yourself in her shoes and lets think of what we have and cherish it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Extremely Engrossing Read... Feb. 24 2003
By A Customer
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Not Without My Daughter is the true story/biography of Betty Mahmoody, who accompanies her husband on a supposed two-week vacation to his native homeland, Iran, along with their daughter. Betty is well aware of the fact that once in Iran, she has nearly no rights, contrary to that of an American woman. As a woman, and especially an American she is looked down upon by others. A
This book, while coming under heavy criticism for it's portrayal of the Iranian lifestyle and customs is still quite a good read. The book is somewhat suspenseful, always with plot twists and intricate detail. The detail is so intricate, in fact, that I read it over and over.
However, many events in the book are supposed to be exaagerated. I do not believe this, because the book is taking place during a time period in which Iran is embroiled in a bitter war with Iraq, which changes every single circumstance in the perspective of a reader.
Not Without My Daughter is almost like a survival story, because Betty makes choices and she vows to escape with her daughter several times in the story. The mother-daughter bond is a constant theme in this story as children belong to the father in Iran and no one can simply identify with Betty's maternal instinct.
Despite the fact that people think it is over-exxagerated, it really is not. However, times have changed, and the book can not be put in any time period and work with the reader. Reading this book will give you an insight into what it is like in third-world countries like Iran, coupled with a mother and child's desperate desire for freedom. A compelling, yet disturbing book, Not Without My Daughter is an interesting, motivational, and overall dramatic book for someone looking to be deeply sensitized in an adventure.
P.S. - The book is definetely more in-depth and more detailed than the made for TV movie, starring Sally Field, produced by Pathe Entertainment, and released in 1991.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great !
I did not read this yet but I heard only great things about it. As I learned from myself that not only because a few people from a country are bad, all the population is bad, I... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Cristina Burcus
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie and book, not without my daughter
I have seen the movie twice and read the book at least 3 times. This book is riveting. Betty showed so much strength and determination and suffered much pain and humiliation to get... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Donna
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, don't bother with the movie.
We did this book for my book club last month and it was really hard to find (had to order off Amazon)
Judging by the lame old movie cover on the front of this book I was not... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Lindy Eddingfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Page Turner
I have to say that this story was the most compelling and effective read i have ever experienced. At any spare moment i had i spent reading this book. Read more
Published on Jan. 1 2007 by Hannah 'Cultural book Worm'
5.0 out of 5 stars wow
What an amazing book! I couldn't put it down. I just felt I had to read until they were safe.
Published on Dec 24 2006 by D. Harding
5.0 out of 5 stars compelling read
Ignore the other reviewers who criticise this book as stereotyping Iranians. BM is just telling us her own frightening story, and the book is a compelling page-turner.
Published on Aug. 24 2005
3.0 out of 5 stars my issues with the book
First I'd lieke to say that I feel very sorry for Betty and her daughter that they had to go through hell in Iran. Read more
Published on Jan. 19 2005 by "brulee-vive"
4.0 out of 5 stars A FRIGHTENING WINDOW INTO ISLAMIST IRAN
Ought to be required reading for any woman foolish enough to think she can marry a "handsome, exotic-looking man with an accent" and live happily ever after (especially... Read more
Published on Jan. 13 2005 by Ellie
1.0 out of 5 stars Unfair, false and trashy story!
With the artificial, fake story and political help of William Hoffer Betty made a chunk of money and her selfishness deprived a father from his doughter... Read more
Published on Dec 18 2004 by A. Giles
1.0 out of 5 stars zero stars
This book deserves zero stars, not 1! A one-sided, racist, diatribe against Iranian people, its publication almost rises to the level of a hate crime, in my opinion. Read more
Published on July 7 2004
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