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Pink Elephants and Chocolate Eclairs: Memoir of a Border Town Chica (girl)

By Patricia Alarcon Missler

Pink Elephants and Chocolate Eclairs: Memoir of a Border Town Chica (girl)

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Started reading:
13 September 2014
Finished reading:
20 September 2014

Review

Cheerful, heartwarming story of growing up Latina in south Texas, with occasional forays across the Rio Grande. It’s a life that might seem uneventful if you haven’t lived it yourself, and there are no egregious attempts to hype it up: even an attempted carjacking during a road trip to Teotihuacán ends happily. (Father never gave the family any indication that he owned a gun, let alone that he knew how to use it.) It’s likable in the manner of pan dulce: a little bit sweet, and not so heavy that you can’t have just one more. (Note: Some of the things that happened to the author also happened to me: we’re about the same age, and I have plenty of Mexican branches on my family tree.)