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This is a poorly written and factual book
on 26 March 2008
I'm sorry but apart from supporting the causes of this woman (Angelina) this book is poorly slapped together with incorrect facts about Cambodia. I'm shocked, as this country is claimed to be her second home! How's that then? The Tuol Sleng Prison is called 'S-21' - NOT 5-21, the woman who is craddling her baby whilst having her picture taken is NOT having her head drilled at all, this device was made to ensure the person sitting for their portrait is sitting straight. These are pretty fundamental facts that have been misconstrued, had the book been edited or checked these would have been picked up.
I also have an issue with the sleeping in hotels with lovely beds, etc when you're dealing with refugees - what a slap in the face. I'm sorry but I have to say as a world traveller and one who ensures I intergrate with the locals this 'book' (and let's use this term loosely), is hopefully putting all profits into the refugee organisations out there - but sadly has probably only chosen Ms Jolie because of her celebrity fame. What a shame. There are many, many other bright, well educated, people doing jobs in these war torn countries that can't even get their medical supplies, are away from their families and do far more that buying children from around the world who cannot be heard. What on earth is the world coming to. These doctors, nurses and workers of the UN and other agencies are the true heros, not someone who buys children like they're in Selfridges and gets paid to do movies such as TombRaider. Very, very dissapointed.