Snake Hips: Belly Dancing and How I Found True Love (Google eBook)

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Chicago Review Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 266 pages
42 Reviews
"This hilariously uplifting memoir follows an Arab American woman's merry life as she shimmies her way from getting dumped by her tattoo-artist boyfriend to coming to grips with being single, ample, and 30. Feeling lost and heartbroken, Anne Thomas Soffee moves back home to Richmond, Virginia. Against the wishes of her extended family and friends, she enrolls in a belly dancing class hoping to heal her heart and reconnect with her Lebanese roots. Her life is never the same after she discovers the riotous world of American belly dancing, a warm and welcoming subculture where younger and thinner are not necessarily better. Wildly funny adventures ensue as a newly confident Soffee embarks on romantic adventures with a domineering sheik and a beautiful Lebanese boy-next-door. Among the zils (finger cymbals) and thrills of attending classes and performing in moose lodges and county fairs, Soffee is surprised to find happiness and true love along the way."
  

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I love this book, I Loved this belly dancing writer!! - Goodreads
... happy, but unexpected, ending. - Overstock.com
Creative writer too. - Goodreads
Full of witty banter and satire. - Overstock.com

Review: Snake Hips: Belly Dancing and How I Found True Love

User Review  - Betty - Goodreads

I picked this book up because I am a bellydancer. I enjoyed the dancing aspects and could relate, but this book is great even if you're a non-dancer. I couldn't put the book down and have read it at ... Read full review

Review: Snake Hips: Belly Dancing and How I Found True Love

User Review  - Meagan - Goodreads

Having done quite a bit of bellydancing myself, I really really wanted to like this book. I just couldn't. She made it all sound so pedestrian and un-exciting. A very disappointing book. Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Cairo Comes to the Holiday
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Crawling Across the Desertin Search of Nejla Ates
They Dont Serve Hummus in the Faculty Lounge
Dating Adventures in Arabia Part
ThisIs Planet Earth
Pink Floyd and Potato Skins in the Strip Mall
Dating Adventures in Arabia Part Three 13
Belly Dancer Like
Epilogue
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Anne Thomas Soffee is the author of "Snake Hips: Belly Dancing and How I Found True Love," She has an MFA and is a semi-professional belly dancer.

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