InYourFaceNewYorker


  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 3 years, 3 months ago

    I’m almost halfway through the book, and Richard’s comment that it’s poorly-written is an understatement. I don’t know how he got past the first chapter, let alone got something out of this book. Maybe he’s better than I am at handling bad writing and getting to the fundamental point and getting something out of it.

    There’s a great book called An…[Read more]

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 3 years, 4 months ago

    Happy birthday, Richard! I wish you all the best!

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    Sid, that is a great question. Never stop learning!

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Very nice exchange Richard, Sydney…

    But I still want to know what the question was! 🙂

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Richard,

    If your writing is any indication, you have a strong facility for language. Obviously you would need to live in a German-speaking country for a long time to become anywhere near fluent, but with the materials you have I am sure you will do very well.

    If only learning a programming language came as naturally (to me, at least). Have you…[Read more]

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    OK, I see my cheeky comment satirizing people’s eager willingness to be offended has been deleted.

    Anyway, this is a really good article, Richard. Lots of valid points. It is a bit of a disgrace that we Anglophones expect everybody to speak English for us. I wish I had grown up learning another language. I would have loved to have gone to one of…[Read more]

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 3 years, 12 months ago

    I’ve just finished… Wow…!

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 3 years, 12 months ago

    His long “wait” had been while Farida was incapacitated by her
    attempted suicide after he bought her, cutting her wrists with a
    broken bottle, the only weapon she could procure.

    This disgusting scene, about 3/4 of the way through the book, was actually after she had been hospitalized when one of the men beat her horrendously after she had…[Read more]

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 3 years, 12 months ago

    Not “still”. Why would we be anything else? At any rate, we’re not too different from chimpanzees: We form groups, we travel in groups, and we kill other groups.

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 3 years, 12 months ago

    Halfway through the book now. This story reminds me of so many accounts I’ve read about the Armenian Genocide. Unbelievable that shit like this still goes on.

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 3 years, 12 months ago

    Thanks. It’s weird, I kept editing it to try to get the first blockquote to look like the second (ie, not smashed together), and after a few tries it marked it as SPAM. Weird.

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 3 years, 12 months ago

    There seems to be some doubt (Comment #16) as to whether I was right
    to say Farida Khalaf is not her real name. Maybe the US edition says
    something different, but the Kindle edition that I bought from Amazon
    says the following at the beginning, under “AUTHOR’S NOTE”:

    Farida Khalif is not my real name, and I am not the girl pictured on…

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    • IYFNY

      To answer your query about what happened to the first version of your comment, it had been set aside by the site’s spam detector for some reason. It doesn’t always get things right. We have now restored your comment and removed the duplicate of it.

      The mods

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 3 years, 12 months ago

    BTW Richard, it says in the book that Farida Khalaf is her real name, just that the picture on the book cover isn’t her.

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    Just checked a copy out of the library!

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    Oh, it looks like the book IS out in America, but under a slightly different title: The Girl Who Escaped ISIS: This is My Story. I’m going to have to pick it up at the library tomorrow!

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    Oh, whoops, I’m sorry I misread. I was getting ready for a run when I read your message, so I read it quickly. I somehow missed the word “club” in your post, and I wasn’t sure what you meant by “suggesting a book…” and that it was “under consideration”. Brain fart.

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    “Under consideration”? For what?

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    BTW I’d like to recommend Saving Alex by Alex Cooper, another book about escaping religion. Hell, why not have a threadin this site for recommending and discussing such books? RDFRS Book Club, perhaps?

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    Richard, yet another book I’ll have to add to my to-read list. I can’t keep up with all these books that I want to read! Is that a good thing or a bad thing? In any case, it looks like it’s a few weeks before it will be released in the US.

    I disagree with your assertion that she should have bitten that monster’s finger off. She should have taken…[Read more]

  • InYourFaceNewYorker posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    I’d like to add that one thing that has always impressed me about Richard at book signings is how seriously he takes his readers and their questions. And how he always smiles when I have a drawing to give him at a book signing! 🙂

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