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Mexican Enough: My Life between the Borderlines

Griest, Stephanie Elizondo

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ISBN 10: 1416540172 / ISBN 13: 9781416540175
Published by Washington Square Press, 2008
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Title: Mexican Enough: My Life between the ...

Publisher: Washington Square Press

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Growing up in a half-white, half-brown town and family in South Texas, Stephanie Elizondo Griest struggled with her cultural identity. Upon turning thirty, she ventured to her mother's native Mexico to do some root-searching and stumbled upon a social movement that shook the nation to its core.

Mexican Enough chronicles her adventures rumbling with luchadores (professional wrestlers), marching with rebel teachers in Oaxaca, investigating the murder of a prominent gay activist, and sneaking into a prison to meet with indigenous resistance fighters. She also visits families of the undocumented workers she befriended back home. Travel mates include a Polish thief, a Border Patrol agent, and a sultry dominatrix. Part memoir, part journalistic reportage, Mexican Enough illuminates how we cast off our identity in our youth, only to strive to find it again as adults -- and the lessons to be learned along the way.

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Stephanie Elizondo Griest has mingled with the Russian Mafiya, polished Chinese propaganda, and belly danced with Cuban rumba queens. These adventures inspired her award-winning memoir Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana and guidebook 100 Places Every Woman Should Go. A former Hodder Fellow at Princeton, she won the 2007 Richard J. Margolis Award for social justice reporting. Visit her website at www.mexicanenough.com.

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