For Love of the Dollar A Memoir

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-03-14
  • Publisher: The Unnamed Press

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This debut memoir by Mexico's foremost gonzo journalist recounts his life as an illegal immigrant in the Bronx, where he works in kitchens and at gas stations as he dreams of becoming a successful writer. For the Love of the Dollar presents a present-day picture of the America inhabited by immigrants, seen in all its triumphs and defeats, excitement and disappointment, with J.M. Servín's signature dark humor and knack for unveiling the surface of things to lay bare the American dream.

Author Biography

J.M. Servín is an author of a half-dozen books of fiction and nonfiction. He won the National Prize for Testimonial Writing in 2001 and the Fernando Benítez National Prize for Cultural Journalism in 2004. His novels, short story collections, and memoirs—including For the Love of the Dollar—have all been named books of the year by Reforma newspaper. After a decade in Mexico City, he now lives in the city of Oaxaca, where he coordinates the narrative journalism project Producciones el Salario del Miedo.

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