Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.

Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.

Luis J. Rodriguez


The award-winning and bestselling vintage memoir a couple of younger Chicano gang member surviving the damaging streets of East l. a., now that includes a brand new creation via the author.

Winner of the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, hailed as a New York Times striking e-book, and browse by way of thousands, Always Running is the searing real tale of 1 man’s existence in a Chicano gang—and his heroic fight to loose himself from its grip.

By age twelve, Luis Rodriguez used to be a veteran of East l. a. gang war. Lured via a probably invincible gang tradition, he witnessed numerous shootings, beatings, and arrests after which watched with expanding worry as gang existence claimed family and friends participants. ahead of lengthy, Rodriguez observed a manner out of the barrio via schooling and the facility of phrases and effectively broke loose from years of violence and desperation.

Achieving good fortune as an award-winning poet, he used to be convinced the streets may hang-out him no more—until his younger son joined a gang. Rodriguez fought for his baby by way of telling his personal tale in Always Running, a bright memoir that explores the motivations of gang existence and cautions opposed to the loss of life and destruction that necessarily declare its participants.

At occasions heartbreakingly unhappy and brutal, Always Running is finally an uplifting real tale, full of wish, perception, and a well-merited lesson for the subsequent iteration.

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