Her next memoir, Margarita Wednesdays: Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea, starts off where Kabul Beauty School left off. She flees Afghanistan in 2007 and lands in California. She is nervous and feels as though she doesn't belong. She reluctantly goes for therapy to deal with her PTSD, but she finds the "homework," (“I want you to go into the fields at night and sit with the glowworms.”) just strengthens her distrust of therapists.
After conversations with her gardener and a cruise to Mexico, Ms. Rodriquez decides to find her old self by relocating there. It is interesting watching her go through the trials and tribulations of acclimating to totally different surroundings. She does make friends and starts another business. Reading about her starting yet another life is inspirational, and her humorous style of writing makes this a fun book to read. I did not read her first book, but I am going to put it on my list. It might be better to start with that one, but I do believe that she is an author to be read.
Publisher - Gallery Books; Reprint edition
Date of Publication - June 10, 2014