A non-fiction novel that narrates the story of a US American hair dresser. Who joined a humanitarian aid fair to help the Afghanistan people after the fall of the "Taliban" (violence was terribly still hitting the country). Not having any medical, engineering or other skills needed at the very moment to build up a country, she decided to be useful by setting up a Beauty School, where a lot of Afghan women meet to be trained as a professional hair dresser (at their possible best). Henceforth, their meeting together evolved a story. Hence, Kabul Beauty School.
I read some where (not sure how trustworthy the source is) that the book was to be converted into a movie in which a famous Hollywood actress would be playing the lead role, though there was inconsistency behind the story.
Any way, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and highly recommend it. If you regularly visit the hairdresser's you would know it isn't a place to go to get only beauty treatment, instead, it is a place to unburden and seek advice.