I Want to Get Married! One Wannabe Bride's Misadventures with Handsome Houdinis, Technicolor Grooms, Morality Police, and Other Mr. Not Quite Rights

ISBN-10: 0292723970

ISBN-13: 9780292723979

Edition: 2010

Authors: Ghada Abdel Aal, Nora Eltahawy

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The rules may differ from country to country, but the dating game is a universal constant. After years of searching for Mr. Right in living-room meetings arranged by family or friends, Ghada Abdel Aal, a young Egyptian professional, decided to take to the blogosphere to share her experiences and vent her frustrations at being young, single, and female in Egypt. Her blog, I Want to Get Married!, quickly became a hit with both men and women in the Arab world. With a keen sense of humor and biting social commentary, Abdel Aal recounts in painful detail her adventures with failed proposals and unacceptable suitors. There's Mr. Precious, who storms out during their first meeting when he feels his favorite athlete has been slighted, and another suitor who robs her in broad daylight, to name just a few of the characters she runs across in her pursuit of wedded bliss. I Want to Get Married! has since become a best-selling book in Egypt and the inspiration for a television series. This witty look at dating challenges skewed representations of the Middle East and presents a realistic picture of what it means to be a single young woman in the Arab world, where, like elsewhere, a good man can be hard to find.
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 174
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

GHADA ABDEL AAL works as a pharmacist and continues to blog.

NORA ELTAHAWY is a graduate of the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin where she plans to specialize in the literature of minorities and Arab-American fiction.

Translator's Note
I Want to get Married!
The Beginning of the Story
The First
I Am Not a Good-for-Nothing
The Second
On Delicacy and Femininity
The Third
Yes, Love ... No, Love
The Fourth
In Defense of the Egyptian Woman ... the Bully
The Fifth
Habby Falantine
The Sixth
Here and There ... Now and Then
The Seventh
How to Hunt Down a Groom
A-Hunting We Go!
The Eighth
O. L. D. M. A. I. D.
The Ninth
Why Pay More ... When You Can Pay Less?
The Tenth
That Noha Chick Is Engaged! ... Whhhhhhyyyy?!
Thirties Girl
In the End
A Final Word
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