Jean Sasson's writing career began in 1991 with her New York Times bestseller, The Rape of Kuwait. Jean makes her home in the Southern United States but she remains a global traveler, visiting at least two Middle Eastern countries each year. She is the author of nine best-selling non-fiction books on the Middle East, including: The Rape of Kuwait; Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia; Princess Sultana's Daughters; Princess Sultana's Circle; Mayada, Daughter of Iraq; Love in a Torn Land: Joanna of Kurdistan, Growing up Bin Laden, and For the Love of a Son.

The co-author of a memoir by Osama bin Laden’s son and one of his wives shares the reaction of the family and her thoughts on the news—and what he means to them.