Something Fierce is raw, courageously honest and funny; an insightful journey into the formation of a revolutionary soul.
Francisca Zentilli, Globe & Mail
The conflict between her rootless existence, the constant sense of danger and wanting to be a typical teenager sent Aguirre into a spiral of neuroses. The push against Pinochet ultimately failed, but Aguirre's tone is far from defeatist in this dryly humorous, tautly narrated and inspiring memoir.
A moving, heart-racing journey through the political landscape of South America during the 1970s and 1980s... an inspiration to anyone who strives to live a life of purpose and passion.
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Mexican Hooker #1
At six years old Carmen Aguirre was a Chilean refugee adjusting to life in North America. At eighteen she was a revolutionary dissident married to a man she couldn’t fully love. In her twenties she fought to find herself as an actress and break away from the stereotypes thrust upon her – housekeeper, hotel maid, Mexican Hooker #1.
But alongside these many identities was another that was hard to embrace and impossible to escape: that of the thirteen-year-old girl attacked by one of Canada’s most feared rapists. Thirty-three years after the assault, Carmen decided it was time to meet the man who changed her life.