I Was A Teenage Cuban Arsonist (Paperback)

By Ramiro Perez de Pereda

Darkwater Syndicate, Inc., 9781946378200, 164pp.

Publication Date: January 31, 2019

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Chock full of anecdotes--some heartbreaking, others laugh-out-loud funny--I Was A Teenage Cuban Arsonist is a powerful memoir of Ramiro Perez's adventures growing up in pre-revolutionary Cuba, and later, as an exile in Miami.

As a youth, Ramiro and his two older brothers get into trouble with bloodthirsty nuns, discover girls, and inadvertently burn down the family farm. Upon arriving in Miami, he is recruited into a counterrevolutionary movement formed to oppose Castro. In a blink, Ramiro goes from penniless immigrant to soldier of fortune.

Likening this book to a "highlight reel" of his life, Perez's life story promises intrigue, adventure, and the tongue-in-cheek humor he is known for.