THE DAUGHTER FROM ‘NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER’
TO RELEASE MEMOIR
More than two decades ago, Not Without My Daughter told of an American mother and her daughter, kidnapped and held captive by an abusive Iranian father. The tale of their imprisonment and harrowing escape was a global sensation, captured in an international best-selling book and a film starring Sally Field. In My Name is Mahtob, set for release December 1 from Nelson Books, Mahtob Mahmoody recounts not only what she endured as a little girl, but also her life after fleeing Iran: living in fear of re-abduction, battling recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks, taking on an assumed name, and surviving life-threatening illness—all under the menacing shadow of her father. This is the story of an extraordinary young woman’s triumph over life-crushing trauma to build a life of peace and forgiveness, and a wounded soul healed by her faith in God’s goodness and love.