Cuban Son Rising (Paperback)

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Winner, Best Autobiography, International Latino Book Awards


"... a gut-wrenching memoir that captures the rollercoaster of horror and hope."

-Shelley Ross, former executive producer of Good Morning America

As a journalist he dug up the truth. But deep inside, he hid a life-shattering secret.

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781646630509
ISBN-10: 1646630505
Publisher: Koehler Books
Publication Date: April 17th, 2020
Pages: 244
Language: English