Always Running by Luis J. Rodriguez audiobook

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

By Luis J. Rodriguez
Read by Luis J. Rodriguez

Dreamscape 9781880684061
10.58 Hours Unabridged
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Byage twelve, Luis Rodriguez was a veteran of East Los Angeles gang warfare.Lured by a seemingly invincible gang culture, he witnessed countless shootings,beatings, and arrests and then watched with increasing fear as gang lifeclaimed friends and family members. Before long, Rodriguez saw a way out of thebarrio through education and the power of words and successfully broke freefrom years of violence and desperation. Achievingsuccess as an award-winning poet, he was sure the streets would haunt him nomore, until his young son joined a gang. Rodriguez fought for his child bytelling his own story in Always Running, a vivid memoir that exploresthe motivations of gang life and cautions against the death and destructionthat inevitably claim its participants. Attimes heartbreakingly sad and brutal, Always Running is ultimately anuplifting true story, filled with hope, insight, and a hard-earned lesson forthe next generation.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of a Carl Sandburg Award in 1993

A New York Times Notable Book in 1993

Byage twelve, Luis Rodriguez was a veteran of East Los Angeles gang warfare.Lured by a seemingly invincible gang culture, he witnessed countless shootings,beatings, and arrests and then watched with increasing fear as gang lifeclaimed friends and family members. Before long, Rodriguez saw a way out of thebarrio through education and the power of words and successfully broke freefrom years of violence and desperation.

Achievingsuccess as an award-winning poet, he was sure the streets would haunt him nomore, until his young son joined a gang. Rodriguez fought for his child bytelling his own story in Always Running, a vivid memoir that exploresthe motivations of gang life and cautions against the death and destructionthat inevitably claim its participants.

Attimes heartbreakingly sad and brutal, Always Running is ultimately anuplifting true story, filled with hope, insight, and a hard-earned lesson forthe next generation.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Beautifully written and politically astute.” Entertainment Weekly
“Extraordinarily haunting and evocative.” Washington Post Book World
“Rodriguez’s account of his coming of age is vivid, raw…Fierce, and fearless…Here’s truth no television set, burning night and day, could ever begin to offer.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Luis J. Rodriguez

Author Bio: Luis J. Rodriguez

Luis J. Rodriguez began writing in his early teens and has won national recognition as a poet, journalist, fiction writer, children’s book writer, and critic. Currently working as a peacemaker among gangs on a national and international level, Rodriguez helped create Tia Chucha’s Café & Centro Cultural, a multiarts, multimedia cultural center in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 10.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English