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Author Gomez, Charles, author

Title Cuban son rising / Charles Gomez.

Publication Info. Virginia Beach, VA : Köehlerbooks, [2020]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.7662 G586c 2020    ---  Available
Description 226 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary CBS news reporter Charles Gomez was fearless when facing down dictators. Earning an Emmy and an Edward R. Murrow Award, the Latin correspondent and son of a Cuban immigrant seemed on top of the world. But the terror of exposing his sexuality and AIDS diagnosis led him down a dark path of drugs and depression that nearly destroyed him. "Cuban son rising" is an honest and raw memoir detailing Gomez's lifelong battle to overcome stigma and self-loathing. Meticulously researched, Gomez's story takes you from interviews with despots and the front lines of civil wars to the silent struggles he faced seeking his father's acceptance. And after a lifetime of anxiety and regret, Gomez embarks on an emotional journey with his father to his homeland. Will Gomez finally reconcile with the man he's looked up to for his whole life? Or will disclosing his sexuality and the shame and stigma of AIDS cause his father to reject him? "Cuban son rising" is a testament to survival and the triumph of hope over fear.
Subject Gomez, Charles.
Children of immigrants -- United States -- Biography.
Hispanic American gay men -- United States -- Biography.
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Father and child.
Gomez, Charles -- Travel -- Cuba.
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients. (OCoLC)fst00793864
Children of immigrants. (OCoLC)fst00855365
Father and child. (OCoLC)fst00921829
Hispanic American gay men. (OCoLC)fst01940516
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Cuba. (OCoLC)fst01205805
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 1646630521

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