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The Help - what a novel!

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28/08/2011 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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02/09/2011 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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02/09/2011 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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02/09/2011 16:42:48
 
Really liked the book!

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06/09/2011 14:37:18
 
outheredxb wrote:
Really liked the book!


Me too. Would love to read a Dubai version

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13/09/2011 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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13/09/2011 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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01/01/2012 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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03/02/2012 00:21:31
 
read the novel and just loved it

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03/02/2012 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?

PostsPosts 145


09/02/2012 23:11:21
 
Just finished reading it! Enjoyed every page
Nice novel!

Now, what to read next? Who wants to swap?

PostsPosts 169


03/07/2012 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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03/07/2012 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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26/08/2012 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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