What Kind of Belly Dancer are You? was written
by the talented dancer and author, Anne Thomas Soffee. Like Anne, her book ~ Snake Hips:
Bellydancing and How I Found True Love is funny, warm, and accessible.
Book Review from her site
uplifting memoir follows an Arab–American woman’s merry life as she shimmies her way from getting dumped by her tattoo-artist
boyfriend to coming to grips with being single, ample, and 30. In the tradition of Bridget Jones’s Diary but true, this uniquely
American story is filled with colorful characters such as Rosie, the corn-rowed truck-driving belly dancer; Fahed, cologne-doused
rich loser; Too-Tall Mary, a member of an amateur belly dancing troupe; and Gimmel, the author’s Jewish great-uncle. While
searching online for a sexy sheik to save her from her lackluster existence, Soffee finds a belly dancing class in a catalog
and, against the wishes of her Lebanese–American extended family, enrolls in an attempt to find her roots and heal her heart.
Her life will never be the same as she discovers the riotous world of American belly dancing, a warm and welcoming subculture
where younger and thinner are not necessarily better. Surprised to find happiness among the zils and trills of attending classes
and performing in moose lodges and county fairs, she finds true love along the way.