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Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre
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Jan 30, 2012

really liked it
Read from January 30 to February 03, 2012

Think The Glass Castle, but political. Fierce, indeed–Aguirre delivers a no-holds-barred portrait of what it is to give everything to what you believe in. I was torn though between thinking her courageous for choosing the revolutionary life despite everything she went through as a child, and wondering if she'd been brainwashed. I did identify with her mother's struggle–desiring to have a family while still remaining political and engaged. And I learned so much more about South American late-20th century politics than I might have otherwise. This is a solid three stars for me. Clearly, Aguirre's extreme-left leaning politics are perhaps problematic, but as a book, it's an evocative page-turner that delivers again and again.
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Robin It seems it's a solid four star for you.

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