Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening, Manal al-Sharif
  • List: $23.99  |  Sale: $16.79
    Club: $11.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening

Author: Manal al-Sharif

Narrator: Lameece Issaq

Unabridged: 10 hr 17 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Published: 06/13/2017

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists

Synopsis

A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women’s right to drive.Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was a religious radical, melting her brother’s boy band cassettes in the oven because music was haram: forbidden by Islamic law. But what a difference an education can make. By her twenties she was a computer security engineer, one of few women working in a desert compound that resembled suburban America. That’s when the Saudi kingdom’s contradictions became too much to bear: she was labeled a slut for chatting with male colleagues, her teenage brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving down city streets behind the wheel. Daring to Drive is the fiercely intimate memoir of an accidental activist, a powerfully vivid story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men—and won. Writing on the cusp of history, Manal offers a rare glimpse into the lives of women in Saudi Arabia today. Her memoir is a remarkable celebration of resilience in the face of tyranny, the extraordinary power of education and female solidarity, and the difficulties, absurdities, and joys of making your voice heard.

Recommended

Writing My Wrongs Life, Death, and One Man's Story of Redemption in an American Prison, Shaka Senghor
Writing My Wrongs
by Shaka Senghor

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Shaka Senghor
Published: 03/08/2016

Thirst A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the  World, Scott Harrison
Thirst
by Scott Harrison

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Scott Harrison
Published: 10/02/2018

White American Youth My Descent into America's Most Violent Hate Movement--and How I Got Out, Christian Picciolini
White American Youth
by Christian Picciolini

List: $24.98

Sale: $17.49

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Christian Picciolini
Published: 12/26/2017

Make Trouble Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead--My Life Story, Cecile Richards
Make Trouble
by Cecile Richards

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Cecile Richards
Published: 04/03/2018

When Truth Is All You Have A Memoir of Faith, Justice, and Freedom for the Wrongly Convicted, Jim McCloskey
When Truth Is All You Have
by Jim McCloskey

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: John Grisham
Published: 07/14/2020

Dear World A Syrian Girl's Story of War and Plea for Peace, Bana Alabed
Dear World
by Bana Alabed

List: $17.99

Sale: $12.59

Club: $8.99

Narrator: Lameece Issaq
Published: 10/03/2017

Permanent Record, Edward Snowden
Permanent Record
by Edward Snowden

List: $26.99

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Holter Graham
Published: 09/17/2019

My Life, My Love, My Legacy, Coretta Scott King
My Life, My Love, My Legacy
by Coretta Scott King

List: $32.99

Sale: $23.10

Club: $16.49

Narrator: Phylicia Rashad
Published: 01/17/2017

When They Call You a Terrorist A Black Lives Matter Memoir, Patrisse Khan-Cullors
When They Call You a Terrorist
by Patrisse Khan-Cullors

List: $26.99

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Patrisse Khan-Cullors
Published: 01/16/2018
{"id":"1725785","ean":"9781508237181","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening","subtitle":"A Saudi Woman's Awakening","author":"Manal al-Sharif","rating_average":"4.09","narrator":"Lameece Issaq","ubr_id":"1725785","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"23.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"14.39","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Lameece Issaq","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 11 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}