"On one hand, this is a glossy and decorous account of the queen's unusual experiences, with a polite tendency to accentuate the positive. ("I urged everyone I worked with to speak freely and offer honest, constructive criticism.") On the other, it is a fiery account of her husband's frustrations in dealing with international diplomacy in general and the United States and Israel in particular....In a book whose guess-who's-coming-to-dinner anecdotes involve couples like the Qaddafis, the author's closely observed knowledge of Middle Eastern leaders is particularly important. The Saddam Hussein to be found in these pages and the rise in his popularity among Jordanians of Palestinian descent warrant a close look."Noor, Queen is the author of 'Leap of Faith Memoirs of an Unexpected Life', published 2005 under ISBN 9781401359485 and ISBN 1401359485.