Dati recoils at the notion that she is living a Cinderella life. "My life is not a novel; it is a journey," she told the weekly Le Nouvel Observateur after being named justice minister in May 2007. "The more people try to make a storybook out of my life, the more that in reality they try to take away my legitimacy. I worked, that's all, and no one, not even those who do not like me, can take that away from me."
- Read about the 2005 riots in France's immigrant communities.