lunes, 29 de febrero de 2016

February 2016 Favorites


1. "Desert Flower" by Waris Dirie and Cathleen Miller. The story of a girl from a nomadic tribe in Somalia who underwent female genital mutilation, and later became a famous supermodel with the right political platform to become the first woman to speak out about it.
2. "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism" by Max Weber.
3. "Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking" by M. Neil Browne and Stuart M. Keeley.


1. "Desert Flower" (2009) by Sherry Hormann. It's a more fictionalized version of Waris Dirie's autobiography.
2. "Bride & Prejudice" (2004) by Gurinder Chadha. An Indian, Bollywood reimagining of Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice".
3. "Persepolis" (2007) by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi. The story of a girl who goes through all the instability in the recent history of Iran. I hear the graphic novel that inspired the movie is also good, if you can find it.
4. "The Swan Princess" (1994) by Richard Rich.
5. "Working Girl" (1988) by Mike Nichols.

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