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The Help - what a novel!

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Latest post on 2011/08/28 at 15:31:00
http://thehelpmovie.com/us/#s=home !!

LOVED the book so much that I'm not sure if I want to see the movie.
TLT
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Latest post on 2011/09/02 at 13:35:12
How many of you saw similarities between the employers in "The Help" and many of the expat ladies in the UAE? Particulary with respect to their expectations of maids raising their children?
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Latest post on 2011/09/02 at 14:45:57
I met one woman less than a month after arriving in Dubai. She had been there 13 yrs at the time and had one very young son, maybe 20 months old. I met her at a mother and toddler group and she also had her maid there. I was horrified to see her literally snap her fingers at the maid to attend her son if he was upset about anything. "I come here for the coffee and adult conversation, " she said...not even checking that her son was OK. It was a very interesting introduction to Dubai for me!

Thank goodness, in five years there she was literally the only woman I ever met who behaved this way. Maybe I only surrounded myself with like-minded women who treated all around them with respect and had children because they wanted to raise children.
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Latest post on 2011/09/02 at 16:42:48
Really liked the book!
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Latest post on 2011/09/06 at 14:37:18
outheredxb wrote:
Really liked the book!


Me too. Would love to read a Dubai version
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Latest post on 2011/09/13 at 11:10:17
glamorgirl wrote:
outheredxb wrote:
Really liked the book!


Me too. Would love to read a Dubai version


Yes - now that would be interesting!
EJC
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Latest post on 2011/09/13 at 11:26:22
Am half way through reading it after seeing it recommended on this forum. Really enjoying it.

Someone should definitely write a Dubai version......
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Latest post on 2012/01/01 at 19:19:16
I read this a few days ago after seeing it recommended on this forum. Enjoyed the manner in which the story was told through three different characters and the time it was set in. Dont have a maid but interesting perspective.
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Latest post on 2012/02/03 at 00:21:31
read the novel and just loved it
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Latest post on 2012/02/03 at 14:46:38
EJC wrote:
Am half way through reading it after seeing it recommended on this forum. Really enjoying it.

Someone should definitely write a Dubai version......


I was thinking about that last night... Anyone willing to put me in contact with their maids so i can start interviewing people?
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Latest post on 2012/02/09 at 23:11:21
Just finished reading it! Enjoyed every page
Nice novel!

Now, what to read next? Who wants to swap?
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Latest post on 2012/07/03 at 08:05:38
Am I the only one who was really disappointed with the ending? I liked the book, but just feel a bit cheated by the ending...
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Latest post on 2012/07/03 at 08:27:37
The poop in the pie turned my stomach. Too close to home with the stories of maids here urinating in their employers food
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Latest post on 2012/08/26 at 07:23:43
Plain-Jane wrote:
The poop in the pie turned my stomach. Too close to home with the stories of maids here urinating in their employers food


Did she really mix it in there??? I thought so but others told me I misunderstood...
I agree- NEVER **** (no pun) off anyone handling your food or drink- NEVER
I hear so many of the same stories about maids with the urine and visine

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