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Gringo by Chesa Boudin
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Jun 13, 2009

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Chesa's a buddy of mine, so I was excited to read his book - a travelogue / coming of age story about his many trips throughout South/Central America. The book was easy to read, and the stories were unique and filled with interesting personal details. The writing is thoughtful, and you can feel the author's love of his subject(s). Chesa clearly knows a lot about the history and politics of the region, and has thought a lot about his [very radical:] views on U.S.-Latin American relations. And while I'm not sure I agree with them, it was refreshing to get a very different viewpoint.

My favorite part was probably reading about the foods he ate while on his journeys. Yum. Oh, and the various Spanish phrases scattered throughout the book.

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