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Finally, a Candid Portrait of the People and Culture
Of the Middle East Written by an American Woman Who Lives There
In 2001, midlife author Jeanne M. Eck packed her bags and moved to Egypt. She didn?t know the language or the rules she would be expected to live by in a predominately Muslim country. She went anyway. Alone.
I Am Happier to Know You is a timely account of the people, culture, sights, and fragrances of the Middle East.
The title is a translation of the Arabic expression ?Ana asaad.? In Egypt as in the West, when someone is introduced to you for the first time they will say, ?I?m happy to meet you.? A Middle Easterner may graciously respond in Arabic, ?Ana asaad? (I am happier to know you).
Your audience will be fascinated by Ms. Eck?s insights, charmed by her wit, and inspired by her journey. They?ll discover WHY:
Dreams change the moment; fulfilling them changes the world
Fear is our greatest enemy
What cultural differences create conflict
How learning about and respecting our differences can heal
Middle Easterners are delighted that a foreigner really ?gets it.?
A professional journalist for 30 years, Jeanne M. Eck shares her observations about life in modern day Egypt and the Middle East. Her publishing credits include: The Washington Post, The Journal Newspapers, and Living Fit Magazine.
I Am Happier To Know You
by Jeanne M. Eck
Angel Wings Publishing Partners
340 Pages, Trade paperback
ISBN 0-9753054-0-9 $16.95 US $20.68 CAN