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The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba Paperback – April 1, 2014
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"Cooke introduces a world that somehow makes sense in its lack of reason, as understood by American readers. An excellent taste of Cuba today, without tourist plans or political agenda."
"With top-notch reporting and an eye for detail, Cooke dives deeply into post-Fidel Cuba to deliver an intimate, exuberant, poignant account of lives spent waiting for change."
--Elisabeth Eaves, author of Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents
"In a series of nimble profiles, Cooke expertly documents what is likely to be the last generation of the lost youth of Cuba-the teens of the transition, with all their contradictions, sorrows, and calluses. The Other Side of Paradise is a tear-through read, full of vitality and compassion."
--Deb Olin Unferth, author of Revolution
- Publisher : Seal Press (April 1, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 248 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1580055311
- ISBN-13 : 978-1580055314
- Item Weight : 7.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.75 x 8.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,013,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Julia's experience and insights offer a different perspective from all the pro or anti Cuban governmental spin out there. The lives that are lived, the hopes and dreams of people... they're portrayed in this book much more realistically. Having an inside track and being as open to new experiences as Julia seems to have been was a godsend for the purpose of this book. Without the connections that Julia made, this book would not have been realized. To know that Julia was operating on a very tenuous platform helped give the book a sense of urgency. (Not sure that even makes sense, in all honesty.)
Julia's honesty and ability to talk to everyday Cubans really helped. The other side of the stories we hear in this country from Cuban expats, or those who have taken government sponsored trips, is what Julia was able to tell. My mom said the book is depressing - I'm not saying it isn't. I'm just saying that it's real. I really liked the fact that Julia was able to return and follow up on some stories and give an update.
I'm grateful for Julia's voice and for her writing. I felt like I was able to smell the breezes and hear the sounds.
great with education, health care and sports. tough with breakfast, lunch and dinner
Just came back from 5 days in Cuba and found this book to be accurate
safe, clean great for foreigners, even Americans
An engaging place full of contradictions. The people struggle, but are happy and want to make their country better
Well worth the read