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Margarita Wednesdays

Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea

Deborah Rodriguez


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/9/2014)
Paperback (2/24/2015)
Library Binding, Large Print (8/1/2014)
Compact Disc (6/10/2014)
MP3 CD (6/10/2014)
Compact Disc (6/10/2014)


In answer to the question of what happened following her New York Times bestseller Kabul Beauty School, Deborah Rodriquez is back with a new memoir.

Irreverent, insightful, and blatantly honest, Deborah takes us along on her inspiring journey of self-discovery and renewal after she is forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007. She first lands in California, where she feels like a misfit teetering on the brink of sanity. Where was that fearless redhead who stared danger in the face back in Kabul?

After being advised to commune with glowworms and sit in contemplation for one year, Rodriguez finally packs her life and her cat into her Mini Cooper and moves to a seaside town in Mexico. Despite having no plan, no friends, and no Spanish, a determined Rodriguez soon finds herself swept up in a world where the music never stops and a new life can begin. Her adventures and misadventures among the expats and locals help lead the way to new love, new family, and a new sense of herself.

In the magic of Mexico, she finds the hairdresser within, and builds the life she never knew was possible—a life on her own terms.

Praise For Margarita Wednesdays: Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea

“Deborah Rodriquez is an inspiring, brave, and giving woman. She has embarked on a voyage of healing, self-discovery, entrepreneurship, giving back to the community, and finding love. I'm so glad that she has once again fearlessly allowed us to join her journey.”
— Lisa See, NYT bestselling author of CHINA DOLLS

“A brave and often hilarious tale of reinvention, told with pioneer woman brio and wicked humor.”
— Wendy Lawless, New York Times bestselling author of CHANEL BONFIRE

“This inspirational read is bound to appeal to anyone contemplating their second or third act.”

“Fans of Rodriguez’s brash and honest tone will thoroughly enjoy this next installment in her remarkable story.”

“Readers who fell in love with Rodriguez’s chronicle of life in Afghanistan will surely revel in this candid, intimate tale of starting over in middle age in a new country.”

“Rodriguez's story vibrates with the determination of a woman who wants to make a difference in the lives of others in the only way she knows: teach them to do hair.”

Gallery Books, 9781476710662, 288pp.

Publication Date: June 10, 2014

About the Author

Deborah Rodriguez is the author of the nonfiction New York Times bestseller Kabul Beauty School and the internationally bestselling novel The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. The hairdresser and motivational speaker was a cofounder and director of the first modern beauty academy in Afghanistan, and also founded the nonprofit Oasis Rescue. She lives in Mazatlán, Mexico, where she own Tippy Toes salon and spa. Her latest book is Margarita Wednesdays: Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea.