Book Review of Hunger of Memory : The Education of Richard Rodriguez

Hunger of Memory : The Education of Richard Rodriguez
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An autobiographical journey of a Mexican-American schoolboy into WASP ivory-towered success. An engaging personal story with heartfelt narrative of his love for his family, separated emotionally by culture and education. The book was used as a trope for social conservatives arguing against affirmative action and I suppose it can't be read without that entire debate arising, but I think it speaks more directly as a personal story -- a love story for family and dedication to personal dreams.