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Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez
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Apr 28, 2009

did not like it

When I decided to pick this book to read I was in my early 20's. The first chapters I felt I could somehow relate to the struggle in trying to assimilate to the mainstream culture. However, as I continue reading I was disappointed when I read further. I got the feeling that he was ashamed of his roots and felt that he was someone who is phony and he was not able to fit in with his family because of the education he had attain at UCLA. I am Mexican American and also attended college. When I was a student I never felt I had to assimilate to the mainstream culture and forget from where I came from. I am proud to be bi-cultural and do not have to pretend to be someone I am not. My family have taught me well.
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Imelda Thanks! I felt the same way. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one.


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