I Can't Think Straight

  • by Shamim Sarif
  • Narrated by Lisa Ray
  • 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tala is preparing for her elaborate Middle Eastern wedding when she meets Leyla, a young woman who is dating her best friend.
Spirited Tala and shy Leyla could not be more different from each other, but the attraction is immediate. I Can't Think Straight explores the clashes between East and West, conventions and individuality, creating a humorous and tender story of unexpected love and unusual freedoms.


What the Critics Say

"...a brilliantly executed, romantic, sexy and heart-warming page turner." (Cherrygrrl.com)


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Lesbians of the Middle East

I saw this movie a few years ago and liked it; hey what gay woman wouldn't like watching Lisa Ray kissing another beautiful woman. Listening to this book I now understand the movie a little better than I did at the time. Leyla is Indian and though her parents, her mother in particular, aren't enthusiastic about their daughter being gay they are much less over the top than Tala's Jordanian family in their opposition to this relationship. Tala's chain smoking mother comes across as almost a comic book, nighttime soap opera (like our mothers used to watch) villain. While her sister is one of those snarky, dime dropping, back stabbing, doing it for your own good little sneak, and a hypocrite as well; her husband Kareem is a good match for her, neither of them exhibit any integrity in the movie. This book is the story of Tala struggling to find the courage to be herself and choosing love over family pressures to follow the conventional path.
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- Me & My Girls

Great story

I love it. I got the book and movie but hearing Lisa ray read was the best. I hated to hear end. wish it had a second book to see how the character live had revolved. thanks Texas
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- Michelle B

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-23-2016
  • Publisher: Enlightenment Press