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Leap of Faith : Memoirs of an Unexpected Life
Leap of Faith Memoirs of an Unexpected Life
Author: Queen Noor
Leap of Faith is the dramatic and inspiring story of an American woman's remarkable journey into the heart of a man and his nation. Born into a distinguished Arab-American family and raised amid privilege, Lisa Halaby joined the first freshman class at Princeton to accept women, graduating in 1974 with a degree in architecture and urban plannin...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780786867172
ISBN-10: 0786867175
Publication Date: 3/18/2003
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 61 ratings
Publisher: Miramax Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
I bought this on a whim, knowing nothing about this woman. Turns out, she fascinated me. She was a very courageous soul in the melding of two very different cultures.
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Helpful Score: 4
I don't usually read memoirs, but this one looked interesting. I am so glad I did not pass it up.
This is a wonderfully written book that offers an honest insight into life in the middle east as it is in the country of Jordan. It opened my eyes to the role the media plays in misleading the public about political affairs.
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Helpful Score: 3
much better. I was hoping for more about her life as Queen and living with a King. Instead, I found there was too much about the controvsy in the middle east and policitcal ramifications. Not exactly what I was hoping for, especially the negative remarks about the United States and our leaders.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very disappointing. More praise for the king than daily life information about herself.
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Helpful Score: 2
A fascinating account of the life of American born Queen Noor of Jordan. Provides an interesting insight to the Jordanian people and the region's position in Middle East politics.
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I have always found Middle East politics confusing. Queen Noor explained the situation there without getting bogged down in details. She's had a remarkable life and has written a remarkable book.
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This was not what I had expected at all. Queen Noor spent most of the book explaining the political history and current events in the middle east. It was very interesting to have her perspective but I expected it to be more personal. While she did talk about her husband and children, and I grew to admire her husband more than I already did, she was notvery revealing about her feelings and personal relationships.
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An inspiration and a modern day fairy tale, reminiscent of Grace Kelly.


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