Friday, March 5, 2010
THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK I'VE READ THIS YEAR
The most important book I've read this year is INFIDEL by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. This memoir moved me beyond words. Powerful is an understatement. I have had my eyes opened to the truly horrific conditions of millions of girls and women worldwide. I am moved to DO SOMETHING to help change the lives of these people.
It was the March selection for my book club. I started it not expecting to be moved like I was, but reading it out of obligation to the book club. From the very beginning, I was introduced to a world I didn't know exist. It was almost like reading science fiction. Over and over again, I was forced to confront the horrors of oppression and poverty in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Saudi Arabia.
Then, I was moved to tears by the generosity of the Dutch people to refugees and the determination of the author to change her life so that she could work to change the lives of others.
If you haven't read this book, you should.
PASS IT ON.
What book(s) have rocked your world? How have you found them? What's your book club reading?