Here is the poignant journey is a "minority student" who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation -- from his past, his parents, his culture -- and so describes the high price of "making it" in middle class America.
Provocative in its positions on affirmative action and bilingual education, Hunger Of Memory is a powerful political statement, a profound study of the importance of language... and the moving, intimate portrait of a boy struggling to become a man.
"Arresting...Splendidly written intellectual autobiography." -- Boston Globe
"Superb autobiographical essay... Mr. Rodriguez offers himself as an example if the long labor of change: its costs, about which he is movingly frank, its loneliness, but also its triumph." -- The New York Times Book Review
Poetic and sophisticated. Rodriguez's education changes him to a point of alienation, not only from his family, but from his peers as well. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kip Harris
Poetic and sophisticated. Rodriguez's education changes him to a point of alienation, not only from his family, but from his peers as well. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Anne Pinkowski
What a waste of time. One of those dumb books that makes sure we feel like victims.Published 1 month ago by Timothy D Adams Sr
This is just the beginning of his long saga. His journey continues.Published 1 month ago by Annye Love
My older brother, a recent graduate from George Washington Law School, recommended me this book. Richard's autobiography had me captivated from the first word to the last. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Fronteraboy93