Souad Mekhennet, a German born to parents of Moroccan and Turkish descent, becomes a journalist and goes into the Middle East where Americans often cannot easily go. I found this book so interesting. Ms. Mekhennet shows us the other side of the story as she works independently for the New York Times, Washington Post, Der Spiegel, and others. She asks the questions that need asking and does not shy away from pressing her point when she does not receive an answer. I liked her strength and the sense of humor that comes through. She is in a tough profession. She astonishes the people she goes to write of with her knowledge of the area and language. She is not to be taken lightly. She keeps going after the story until she gets it even if she has to do it from afar when her life is threatened. This book makes me think of what we don't hear in the U.S. about what is really going on and how we respond to the events. It also makes me think that we overstep too often. An enlightening and fascinating read.