Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia

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Thorndike Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 299 pages
A New York Times BestsellerIn 1974 Carmen married into the Bin Laden family. She was young and in love, an independent European woman about to join a complex clan and culture she neither knew nor understood. By 1988, she had separated from her husband and began a tough battle for custody of her three daughters. In this candid memoir, she dares to pull off the veils that conceal one of the most powerful, secretive, and repressive countries in the world.

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Carmen was educated, westernized, self-confident, not particulary religious; she married into a very rich and powerful family; and in their private life her husband treated her pretty much as an equal ... Read full review

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The author was Osama Bin Ladin's sister-in-law. A New York Times review of the book reads: "If you want to beat Osama, you've got the start by listening to Carmen." Well, the book does nothing of the ... Read full review


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