May 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm 3 comments

Great review of a great book!

Individual Empowerment

I love a good story and especially a true story of people who beat the odds, but I get tired of ones that are so sad I don’t even want to finish it.  I can only read about so many victims. I want survivors and adventure in the face of danger or personal growth.  “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana” by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, is not a story of victims. It is a inspiring tale weaving together the power of family, friendship, neighbors, luck, determination and entrepreneurship. All of this happened in the midst of a war. As someone who has never lived in a war zone I cannot begin to relate to hardships that must bring.  I LOVED this book.

Set in Afghanistan during their latest war, the dressmaker is a young women who was determined to provide for her family and keep her sisters from the boredom of no…

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  • 1. Impower You  |  May 10, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Thank you for sharing. This book should be read everywhere. It is educational in showing how any of us can be successful despite outside forces.

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    • 2. hwhtw  |  May 11, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      I agree!

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