Margarita Wednesdays: Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea

Margarita Wednesdays Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea In answer to the question of what happened following her New York Times bestseller Kabul Beauty School Deborah Rodriquez is back with a new memoir Irreverent insightful and blatantly honest Debora
  • Title: Margarita Wednesdays: Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea
  • Author: Deborah Rodriguez
  • ISBN: 9781476710662
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In answer to the question of what happened following her New York Times bestseller Kabul Beauty School, Deborah Rodriquez is back with a new memoir.Irreverent, insightful, and blatantly honest, Deborah takes us along on her inspiring journey of self discovery and renewal after she is forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007 She first lands in California, where she feels like aIn answer to the question of what happened following her New York Times bestseller Kabul Beauty School, Deborah Rodriquez is back with a new memoir.Irreverent, insightful, and blatantly honest, Deborah takes us along on her inspiring journey of self discovery and renewal after she is forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007 She first lands in California, where she feels like a misfit teetering on the brink of sanity Where was that fearless redhead who stared danger in the face back in Kabul After being advised to commune with glowworms and sit in contemplation for one year, Rodriguez finally packs her life and her cat into her Mini Cooper and moves to a seaside town in Mexico Despite having no plan, no friends, and no Spanish, a determined Rodriguez soon finds herself swept up in a world where the music never stops and a new life can begin Her adventures and misadventures among the expats and locals help lead the way to new love, new family, and a new sense of herself.In the magic of Mexico, she finds the hairdresser within, and builds the life she never knew was possible a life on her own terms.
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    1. Deborah Rodriguez is a hairdresser, a motivational speaker, and the author of the bestselling memoir Kabul Beauty School.She spent five years teaching at and later directing the Kabul Beauty School, the first modern beauty academy and training salon in Afghanistan Rodriguez also owned the Oasis Salon and the Cabul Coffee House.She currently lives in Mexico.

    2. I loved the work the book Kabul Beauty School An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil and the accomplishments on which it is based , but in every page I had the ominous feeling that it would not end well Now, 7 years later, I know the ending for Deborah Rodriguez and can only imagine what happened to the Afghan women in her school This weighs heavily on her shoulders and life after it was difficult You see how life in the US was not working for her, and how the move to Mexico came about.Along wit [...]

    3. I read this in a couple of days as it is an easy read I did find the author somewhat irritating As other people have commented, she seems to have made no effort to learn Spanish even after months living there The continual down talking of her own abilities is very annoying when clearly she is very capable of settling herself into another environment I often wondered about her 2 sons She seems to have just dumped them with anybody whenever she feels like it for years at a time I find this whole m [...]

    4. What a delightful read I loved everything about this book so much that I want to move to Mexico and start over This book makes you feel good about yourself, even when you are at your lowest, and lets you know that you can do anything if you put your mind and spirit to it The honesty, the emotion, all the feelings you would have if you decided to uproot yourself once again and move to an entirely different country, not speaking the language, but forming a connection with those around you Friendsh [...]

    5. The House on Carnaval St is a curious mix, folding a powerful narrative of PTSD into a humorous sea change novel with an oft irritating narrator I m not sure how successful this mix always was, but as a memoir, hey, often our actual lives are similarly jumbled and contradictory Rodriguez painting of the Mexican seaside town of Mazatl n was vibrant, and the story of her slow integration into the expat community was engaging The narrative of her PTSD, resulting from her difficult experiences livin [...]

    6. A worthy follow up to The Little Coffee Shop in Kabul which I loved Not usually into autobiographical books but after Little Coffee Shop, was interested to know where Deb was heading Her move to Mexico and all the problems with trying to fit into a strange country with language barriers, weird customs and stinky hot weather kept me glued to the page This story was told as a story and not a dry monologue of I did this and I did that I felt like hopping on a plane to join her Ole

    7. I received this as an early read via NetGalley I m a bit torn on my feelings for this one On one hand the author has accomplished some remarkable things in her life and should be widely applauded for that, as well as for being someone who is so willing to explore the world On the other hand, she is than a little bit of a hot mess on a personal level and while I admire her altruistic actions, the rest of her life bored me silly.

    8. Maybe if I had read the author s first book I would have been charmed by this one Certainly the author was genuine and had done some off the beaten path type of things with her life But I just couldn t find a connection or really appreciate the story she had to tell.Having lived in Afghanistan and then leave abruptly when her son is threatened with kidnapping, Rodriguez finds herself back in the states struggling to make sense of what happened She stays for awhile with a friend turned a little [...]

    9. I have not read Kabul Beauty School, however it does not matter if you have or not Margarita Wednesdays can be read as a stand alone novel The author does a good job of explaining what caused her to leave and run to Mazatlan, Mexico To be honest, I wished that I had read Kabul Beauty School as it sounded like a interesting book I may go back and read it This book was a little dry In the beginning, I had no problems reading this book I got a good image of the author and her life After a while, th [...]

    10. This book was rather a drag to get through While some of the content was a little disturbing, and not to cast aspersions on what the author went through, I would have preferred a coherent story, rather than jumping forward and backward spilling facts as she goes I have not read the first book by the same author, which probably detracted a little from the story, but I think I picked up enough to know I would not enjoy it.

    11. This is a wonderful memoir Deoborah tells her story and you want to hear it My husband and I spend time in Mazatlan and have been to Tippy Toes, Deborah s shop It is wonderful putting faces to the people in the book I adore this book, for many reasons.

    12. I received a copy of this book through a GoodReads giveaway.Most people who pick this up will most likely have read Kabul Beauty School and enjoyed it enough to read the follow up I come at this with a different perspective since I never read her previous book and know nothing about her Rodriguez starts with her abrupt departure from Afghanistan and subsequent malaise There are some hops back and forth in time as she reveals important facts and moments in her life so far Mostly, though, this foc [...]

    13. In her follow up memoir to best seller Kabul Beauty School, Ms Rodriguez takes the reader on the roller coaster ride that becomes her life following her flee from Afghanistan Safe but insecure in California, she yearns for something to fill the void in her life and spirit she left behind in the desert.A variety of personalities are put directly in her path, each one imparting their own brand of wisdom While in port during a cruise, she impulsively purchases a tiny house in Mazatlan, Mexico Liste [...]

    14. I read Deborah Rodriguez s memoir Kabul Beauty School and loved it, of course I may be slightly biased because I ve been a cosmetologist for 40 years and was a wild woman during my 20 s, so I feel a kinship with the author Wild woman would be putting it mildly when it comes to Deborah, who moved to Afghanistan after 911 to help a ministry and ended up doing hair and sharing her profession with the woman there Her new memoir is even a nuttier move because, after barely escaping Afghanistan, she c [...]

    15. I enjoyed this book because I m personally deeply enad of Deborah Rodriguez But if you didn t absolutely love Kabul Beauty School, I see no reason why you d even pick this book up It was interesting to follow up with Ms Rodriguez I was horrified to hear that her time in Afghanistan had come to such an unpleasant end I would LOVE to read a book by one of the ladies she left behind, if there were any way for such a book to be written Ms Rodriguez continues being her wacky self in this book She is [...]

    16. This was a really fun memoir, which takes place in Mazatlan, Mexico where The author has decided to reside after having had to leave Afghanistan, where the first part of her memoir took place Kabul Beauty School An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil In this part of her story she is trying to find out who she is now and how to get over fears from her past, which she didn t really know she had There are a lot of wonderful people that help her adjust along the way and we have a great view of what [...]

    17. Marthie I thoroughly recommend this Deborah Rodriguez lurches merrily from one disaster to another, she marries every man she encounters, it all ends up in tears, she drinks, she parties, she goes to Mexico, she sometimes refers to herself as the redhead and she is extremely entertaining You will keep reading Everybody who loved The Little Coffee Shop will love this one too.

    18. I should state up front that I do not consider Deborah Rodriguez a reliable narrator When the various and sundry ways you have screwed over the women you left behind at the Kabul Beauty School are the subject of their own WikiLeaks document, and you persist in casting yourself as the main victim in the scenario, I am going to take anything you say with a very large grain of salt Not having a TV, I guess books like this are my stand in for trashy reality shows.

    19. Reading this book felt like time spent catching up with a friend you haven t seen in a while I just like Debbie and was glad to find out what had happened to her in the years since her time in Afghanistan.

    20. I enjoyed this book a lot It s a follow up to her Kabul Beauty School and mostly takes place in Mazatlan and Patzcuaro Mexico Fun read.

    21. This was a good continuation of Kabul Beauty School and to get to hear what has happened to Deborah since being forced to flee Kabul Just like Kabul Beauty School opened my eyes to the way women are viewed and treated in Afghanistan, Margarita Wednesdays opened my eyes to how women are viewed and treated in Mexico Also like the prequel, it inspired me to always be aware of my surroundings, my gifts and my experiences so that I know how I can make a difference and be a blessing.

    22. A light read and as an obviously indulgent for the author.Interesting to read an example of how ex pats progress to integrating in to a new community slowly via an ex pat community.Shame that the author rated the learning of Spanish as a desirable rather than an essential.

    23. This book describes Deborah s abrupt departure from Afghanistan, under fear of her Afghani husband and gang She had to leave everything behind and return to USA That leaves her in shock and sorrow, understandably, but I felt the first few chapters were quite self indulgent as she wallowed in self pity and shut herself off from everyone Having finished the book, I didn t warm to Deborah even though she eventually made her way to Mexico, bought a home and founded a business in pedicures and beauty [...]

    24. Not having read the Kabul Beauty School I was unprepared for the breadth of Rodriguez s energy and compassion Now I must go back and read the first memoir.

    25. This was a nice true story but it dragged on a little in the end Last few pages took me ages to read.

    26. This was pretty good I enjoyed Debbie s next adventure and liked learning about Mazatlan and all of the interesting characters.

    27. I really loved this book as well as its author I am amazed at all she accomplishes even while suffering and working through her own PTSD An interesting view of a warm and nurturing ex pat community, as well as an up close and personal look at women s lives in Mexico was a bonus I like her fiction, but love her memoirs even .

    28. Deborah Rodriguez was on the run Warned that she might be thrown into an Afghan prison, she d also heard chatter that her son was going to be kidnapped Her crime She was making a difference, Rodriguez writes in her new memoir, Margarita Wednesdays And it wasn t by being a doctor or a diplomat or a philanthropist, but by doing the only thing she knew how to do hair Yes, Rodriguez was a beautician in a war zone, not to mention the wife of an Afghan man who resented her success and entertained loca [...]

    29. I love a good travel adventure story true or imagined about experiencing a new culture When it also includes personal growth, as Deborah Rodriguez s new memoir does, that makes it even better.I enjoyed her first memoir Kabul Beauty School An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil and her subsequent novel still inspired by her true experiences The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, so giving this book a try was a no brainer I actually thought the book got off to a slow start, and I wasn t sure that I d be [...]

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