Books by Richard Rodriguez
NPR stories about Richard Rodriguez
Richard Rodriguez's autobiographical essay collection, Darling, chronicles a complex personal history and attempts to reconcile the author's sexual, religious and cultural identities. Reviewer Cord Jefferson calls it an "eccentric mélange" — a true salvation while wandering the literary desert.
People of many nations have stories of America's love-hate relationship with the foreign born. In Perfume Dreams, Andrew Lam explores his identity as a Vietnamese native living in the United States.