For Love Of The Dollar: A Memoir by J.m ServinFor Love Of The Dollar: A Memoir by J.m Servin

For Love Of The Dollar: A Memoir

byJ.m ServinTranslated byAnthony Seidman

Paperback | April 7, 2017

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For Love of the Dollar is a young writer's tale of ambitions undermined by economic forces, racial divides and artistic hubris. Hilarious, irreverent, even cynical, Servin worked in kitchens, gas stations, golf courses, and finally, as a manny" for a dysfunctional Connecticut family. His view of the plight of the undocumented worker confronts as much what it means to be Mexican, as it does American, laying bare a version of the American dream few have had the courage to articulate. "
J.M. Servin 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 Benitez 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 Re...
Title:For Love Of The Dollar: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.66 inPublished:April 7, 2017Publisher:The Unnamed PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1944700013

ISBN - 13:9781944700010


Editorial Reviews

Servin's in the tradition of writers who have lived their lives to the limit." - El Anaquel"Servin offers us an intense and lonely ramble through the 'American Dream,' the memoir of a man who crosses the border with the stubborn notion of getting a job as an undocumented worker to fill his pockets with greenbacks... For Love of the Dollar forces us to ponder the difficulties of living as an immigrant and at the same time realize how enriching and daring the experience can be." - Robotania" For Love of the Dollar is a strong and compelling portrait of one person's experience - and perhaps that's exactly what the country needs right now, an honest, human account of an immigrant's attempt to reach for the American Dream." - Rachel Leon, Chicago Review of Books"His narrative exposes the absent voices that belong to characters from a timeless Mexico. His autobiographical stories take the reader to rugged, ruthless, and decadent places. Servin weaves journalism and literature together by being a witness to his own life... " - Letrarte"As a poster boy for the Downtrodden, Servin just won't do. He shows too much spunk for that. At times, the recollections in For Love of the Dollar feel no less than rollicking. Servin caroms around greater New York, carrying false papers but nonetheless a familiar figure: a young man sowing his wild oats... For Love of the Dollar shatters stereotypes of Mexican illegals." - John Domini, The Star Tribune"