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ISBN:
1400046823
Author:
Jimmy Breslin
Category:
Politics & Government
Language:
English
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (February 25, 2003)
Pages:
224 pages
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1744 kb
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1276 kb
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Rating:
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His mother and her family kept pigs in pens outside their adjoining cinder-block huts.

His mother and her family kept pigs in pens outside their adjoining cinder-block huts teady diet of pig meat. Visitors were happily fed because there wasn’t an ice cube in San Matías to keep the carcass unspoiled. If the children became tired of the diet, that was their worry; they could show their ribs. If the pig meat ran out for all, then everybody had rib cages sticking ou. n Brooklyn, Mariano worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken

conjured up a great book. Eduardo Gutierrez was an illegal immigrant from Mexico; he was barely 21 years old when he was killed in a construction accident in Brooklyn on November 23, 1999.

conjured up a great book. The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez reads as if it were written in a cold fury and it lingers in the mind with the moral satisfaction of a promise kept. Born in San Matías Cuatchatyotla, to a very shy 15 year old woman, he lived a lonely life filled with fear in Brighton Beach/Brooklyn, sharing one bathroom and an apartment with 8 other illegal men, always in fear of capture and deportation.

The young dream of everything except death. The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez is Jimmy Breslin’s most passionate and hard-hitting book to date.

Start by marking The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez as Want to Read .

Start by marking The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The Times in its obituary today called this "perhaps the quintessential Breslin" book, but I find it something of an outlier, although it demonstrates many of his virtues, the prose that is breezy but not without substance, dense with information without sinking of its own weight. And it has the trademark scornful wit aimed in the direction of politicians, in this case Rudy Giuliani and his too-close relations Let us now praise the late Jimmy Breslin, a man who seemed incapable of writing dully.

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The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez is a towering achievement by one of America’s most respected journalists. A work of conscience that travels from San Matías Cuatchatyotla, a small, dusty town in central Mexico, to the cold and wet streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this searing exposé chronicles the life and tragic death of an undocumented worker, along with broader issues of municipal corruption and America’s deadly and controversial border policy.
  • Manarius
This book will make you angry and make you care. It will give you a vivid picture of good people desperate for better lives and the rotten people who take advantage of them. It will take you to parts of New York and Mexico that tourists never see. It will change the way you look at a building under construction and the people working there. And the writer's voice is unmistakable, still kicking on the printed page. May it never stop.
  • kewdiepie
Hard hitting and thorough investigating and background that you expect from Breslin. A sad story of the background of nyc government that allows the privileged to gain and the poor to suffer.
  • Gogul
Next time you see an undocumented worker, you will look at them differently and understand the world they left behind and why they are willing to work at minimum wage.
  • Road.to sliver
JB does it again. a detailed look at the corrupt infrastructure in two border countries that left a young mexican man drowning in concrete at a brooklyn construction site. terrific read, written in true Breslin style.
  • Thohelm
Character development second to none coupled to a uniquely empathetic feel for the underdog with a descriptive ability that instantly identifies the good,the bad and the insignificant. Add to these compelling elements an all too true story replete with victims,villains and heroes and voila! A formula for a 5star read.
  • Not-the-Same
I got this book on a recommendation from a friend. Its a good story to read. If you have the time, read it.
  • Gaudiker
A small desire ends because of greed and corruption. A sad tale of a young Mexican illegally crossing the border to find work beautifully reported.
Justice shall you pursue. This is Jimmy Breslin at his best, it reads like he talks, which can cause you to read a sentence twice or three times, but you get used to it. Eduardo Gutierrez was an illegal immigrant from Mexico; he was barely 21 years old when he was killed in a construction accident in Brooklyn on November 23, 1999. Born in San Matías Cuatchatyotla, to a very shy 15 year old woman, he lived a lonely life filled with fear in Brighton Beach/Brooklyn, sharing one bathroom and an apartment with 8 other illegal men, always in fear of capture and deportation. His life ended in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, when Eduardo fell three stories and drowned in wet cement. The builder, his employer, hired and exploited illegal workers with impunity. Breslin characterizes him as "a crook with blueprints." Everyone knew his long record of violations, but he was untouchable; he was a friend of Giuliani administration, his bagman had given Giuliani's campaign $83,000 in 1996. Eugene O. and his son Richie (a police chaplain wannabee who ran to Belgium to avoid the law he loved so much) were politically connected in the powerful Satmar-Hasidic community. In 1993, a city inspector cited his construction project as the worst building he had seen in a decade. After Eduardo's death, the press forgot about him. But Breslin went to his funeral in Mexico and came back to the USA over the border like the other illegal workers, citing the Border Patrol's stats on drownings and deaths on the route. This is Eduardo's recreated story, filled with stories of his struggle to get to NYC and the aftermath of his death. So much of New York is built on illegal labor, so it is important to read