Preface SECTION ONE: In Afghanistan Chapter One: From Brooklyn to Kabul Chapter Two: The Imprisoned Bride Chapter Three: Burqas Chapter Four: Harem Days Chapter Five: My Mother-in-law Chapter Six: Trapped Chapter Seven: Escape SECTION TWO: In America Chapter Eight: Home in America Chapter Nine: My Afghan Family Arrives Chapter Ten: The Jews of Afghanistan Chapter Eleven: 9/11 Chapter Twelve: 9/11/11 Chapter Thirteen: America in Afghanistan Chapter Fourteen: Hard Lessons
Phyllis Chesler is an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at City University of New York, best-selling author, legendary feminist leader, and psychotherapist. She is co-founder of the Association for Women in Psychology, the National Women's Health Network, and the International Committee for Women of the Wall. Dr. Chesler has lectured and organized women's rights and human rights campaigns all over the world and has also appeared on outlets such as CNN, Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor, The Today Show, Oprah, and multiple NPR programs, including a three year tenure as a regular contributor to NPR's At the Opera. Her writings have been featured in The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, The Times of London, The Weekly Standard, National Review, Israel National News, The New York Times, Salon, The Globe and Mail, The London Guardian, and the Jewish and Israeli media. Her archives are at Duke University. She lives in New York City.
"Chesler's book is a penetrating blend of personal narrative and historiography of women travelers...it represents a very personal struggle by a woman who is at the same time a harsh critic of cultural norms in the East, and someone deeply interested in the lives of people, particularly women, in the Muslim world" - The Jerusalem Post