Daring to Drive by Manal Sharif is a memoir of a woman who dared challenge religious restrictions on women in Saudi Arabia. In her youth, she was a religious radical, but by her twenties she was a computer security engineer, which is one the kingdom’s restrictions began to chafe. This is an ‘intimate memoir” of an “accidental activist.” This Close to Happy by Daphne Merkin is a “dark yet vital memoir” that describes her battles with clinical depression and her “redemptive love of reading”.
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