[Reading] ➰ The Woman Who Fell from the Sky ➸ Jennifer Steil – Pandorajewelry70off.us

The Woman Who Fell from the Sky I Had No Idea How To Find My Way Around This Medieval City It Was Getting Dark I Was Tired I Didn T Speak Arabic I Was A Little Frightened But Hadn T I Battled Scorpions In The Wilds Of Costa Rica And Prevailed Hadn T I Survived Fainting In A San Jos Brothel Hadn T I Once Arrived In Ireland With Only 10 In My Pocket And Made It Last Two Weeks Surely I Could Handle A Walk Through An Unfamiliar Town So I Took A Breath, Tightened The Black Scarf Around My Hair, And Headed Out To Take My First Solitary Steps Through Sana A From The Woman Who Fell From The Sky In A World Fraught With Suspicion Between The Middle East And The West, It S Hard To Believe That One Of The Most Influential Newspapers In Yemen The Desperately Poor, Ancestral Homeland Of Osama Bin Laden, Which Has Made Has Made International Headlines For Being A Terrorist Breeding Ground Would Be Handed Over To An Agnostic, Campari Drinking, Single Woman From Manhattan Who Had Never Set Foot In The Middle East Yet This Is Exactly What Happened To Journalist, Jennifer Steil Restless In Her Career And Her Life, Jennifer, A Gregarious, Liberal New Yorker, Initially Accepts A Short Term Opportunity In 2006 To Teach A Journalism Class To The Staff Of The Yemen Observer In Sana A, The Beautiful, Ancient, And Very Conservative Capital Of Yemen Seduced By The Eager Reporters And The Challenging Prospect Of Teaching A Free Speech Model Of Journalism There, She Extends Her Stay To A Year As The Paper S Editor In Chief But She Is Quickly Confronted With The Realities Of Yemen And Their Surprising Advantages In Teaching The Basics Of Fair And Balanced Journalism To A Staff That Included Plagiarists And Polemicists, She Falls In Love With Her Career Again In Confronting The Blatant Mistreatment And Strict Governance Of Women By Their Male Counterparts, She Learns To Appreciate The Strength Of Arab Women In The Workplace And In Forging Surprisingly Deep Friendships With Women And Men Whose Traditions And Beliefs Are In Total Opposition To Her Own, She Learns A Cultural Appreciation She Never Could Have Predicted What S , She Just So Happens To Meet The Love Of Her Life With Exuberance And Bravery, The Woman Who Fell From The Sky Offers A Rare, Intimate, And Often Surprising Look At The Role Of The Media In Muslim Culture And A Fascinating Cultural Tour Of Yemen, One Of The Most Enigmatic Countries In The World.

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[Reading] ➰ The Woman Who Fell from the Sky  ➸ Jennifer Steil – Pandorajewelry70off.us
  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • The Woman Who Fell from the Sky
  • Jennifer Steil
  • 12 January 2017
  • 0767930509

10 thoughts on “The Woman Who Fell from the Sky

  1. says:

    The only redeeming anything to this book because quality is not a word I would use for it is that it is one person s picture of Yemenese culture, a culture I knew nothing about before reading it However, being someone that has traveled quite a bit, I found her treatment of the culture and country shallow, especially for a reporter I enjoyed when she spoke about the reporters at the newspaper, especially when she related her conversations with the women reporters and discussed how they came t The only redeeming anything to this book because quality is not a word I would use for it is ...

  2. says:

    I really wanted to like this book I just couldn t get past the author I found her incredibly self centered and shallow When she returns from her first trip to Yemen, she despairs that her colleagues don t care to hearabout her trip After all, she states, I want to be found interesting When her favorite Yemen reporter becomes ill, instead of expressing concern, she thinks, Who will make me laugh when I m feeling cross Who will walk me to the Jordanian sandwich shop And, when she I really wanted to like this book I just couldn t get past the author I found...

  3. says:

    In the land of pomegranates and grapes, amongst goat and cow herders, where desert sands swirl and shift and offer up frankincense and jasmine, Manhattan journalist Jennifer Steil is hired to give a three week seminar in newspaper reporting in Yemen s ancient capital city of Sana a Steeped in historic and biblical legend, Sana a is said to have been founded by Noah s son Shem, and is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East Yemen is a country consisting of a mixture of either desert people In the land of pomegranates and grapes, amongst goat and cow herders, where desert sands swirl and shift and offer up frankincense and jasmine, Manhattan journalist Jennifer Steil is hired to give a three week seminar in newspaper reporting in Yemen s ancient capital city of Sana a Steeped in historic and biblical legend, Sana a is said to have been founded by Noah s son Shem, and is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East Yemen is a country consisting of a mixture of either desert people that still today live in caves thriving off a dry and desolate unforgiving land, or city residents that live in chocolate covered square...

  4. says:

    This book was cruising along at about a three star rating for me until the end when the author unabashedly discusses an affair with a very married and very public man the British Ambassador to Yemen Curious, I read a few articles related to the book and the author and was evendisappointed disgusted by her complete lack of concern for anyone but herself Throughout the book, I was also annoyed by her ego centric attitude towards Yemeni people On one hand she criticizes their culture beca This book was cruising along at about a three star rating for me until the end when the author unabashedly discusses an affair with a very married and very public man the British Ambassador to Yemen Curious, I read a few articles related to the book and the author and was evendisa...

  5. says:

    This is one of those books that I buried myself in and lived vicariously through It hit all my sweet spots an American woman who writes, travels, and experiences the highs and lows of navigating a culture very different from her own I especially appreciated the blend of personal experience and political and social insight.It s intriguing to read about the way Jennifer took the helm of a faltering newspaper in Yemen and attempted to turn it around I loved the personal and political newsroom d This is one of those books that I buried myself in and lived vicariously through It hit all my sweet spots an American woman who writes, trav...

  6. says:

    In The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, author Jennifer Steil recounts her engrossing adventure as an American journalist in Yemen working for an English language newspaper Throughout her memoir she explains various hurdles she s encountered as a Western woman living in an Islamic country While her intentions are to adapt to the culture...

  7. says:

    I was really interested to learn about the state of journalism in Yemen, and hear the observations of an outsider living there The author was a bit chatty and haw haw for me, and she s pretty shallow in the cultural sensitivity and interpretation departments Her beginning an affair with the married British ambassador, and then moving into the embassy as his mistress in YEMEN leaves one wondering about her veracity and wisdom in other areas and casts a little shadow of doubt upon the rest o I was really interested to learn about the state ...

  8. says:

    Culturally fascinating, well written, and at time absolutely hysterical The Woman Who Fell from the Sky An American Journalist s Adventures in the Oldest City on Earth is the memoir of Jennifer Steil, a 37 year old journalist who goes to Sana a, Yemen in 2006 to teach a three week crash course in journalism to the reporters of the Yemen Observer and ends up staying for a year Her time there will change the course of her life and she meets a cast of wonderful, exasperating, funny, interestin Culturally fascinating, well written, and at time absolutely hysterical The Woman Who Fell from the Sky An American Journalist s Adventures in the Oldest City on Earth is the memoir of Jennifer Steil, a 37 year old journalist who goes to Sana a, Yemen in 2006 to teach a three week crash course in journalism to the reporters of the Yemen Observer and ends up staying for a year Her time there will change the course of her life and she meets a cast of wonderful, exasperating, funny, interesting, annoying, generous, stubborn, and complex characters.Steil starts off with dreams of drastically transforming the struggling English language newspaper into a well written, well oiled machine that cou...

  9. says:

    I enjoyed this book I m not particularly interested in journalism and could have happily skipped a number of the passages about how Steil tried to improve the newspaper However, I was fascinated by her account of life in Yemen and the people, particularly because there are many...

  10. says:

    Fascinating memoir ethnography of an American journalist who takes on the task of becoming managing editor for the Yemen Observer, an English language newspaper headquartered in Sana a, the capital of Yemen Because the author is already a talented journalist, the writing is clear, engaging, and pulls the reader in with just the right amount of description and observation Not only is this book a great example of honest travel culture writing, but also it s a great read for anyone interested i Fascinating memoir ethnography of an American journalist who takes on the task of becoming managing editor for the Yemen Observer, an English language newspaper headquartered in Sana a, the capital of Yemen Because the author is already a talented journalist, the writing is clear, engaging, and pulls the reader in with just the right amount of description and observation Not only is this book a great example of honest travel culture writing, but also it s a great read for anyone interested in how to write as a journalist no matter where you are In explaining, editing and teaching the basics of reporting, fact gathering, interviewing and ethics to her Yemeni reporters, Jennifer Steil the author treats the reader to a mini workshop in journalism.The cultural aspect of the book was also enlightening Since Yemen is a Muslim country, the second class status of women ...

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