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Nov 29 2011

Growing Up Bin Laden

Title: Growing Up Bin Laden : Osama’s Wife and Son Take us Inside Their Secret World
Author: Najwa bin Laden, Omar bin Laden, and Jean Sasson
Reviewer: Laura K. Jackson, Collection Management, NCSU Libraries

This book is a fascinating account of the Bin Laden’s family life, as told by Osama’s first wife, Najwa, and one of Osama’s sons, Omar. As chapters switch between Najwa and Omar’s personal and poignant memories, reporter Jean Sasson’s factual information on Osama’s political activities show a stark contrast between a man’s love for his religion and his hatred for other countries (mainly the West).

One Response to “Growing Up Bin Laden”

  1. Jean Sasson says:

    Hi! This is Jean Sasson, the author of GROWING UP BIN LADEN. Thanks so much for your thoughtful review. As the writer of their stories, I was amazed by so much they revealed to me. Both were honest and straightforward and for that I was impressed, as I knew it was not that easy to go back in time and search their memories for some very painful stories.