Starting Something Fierce

28 Sep Starting Something Fierce

Author, Carmen Aguirre

In our first season the Ladies on Literature read only one non-fiction book: Open by Andre Agassi.  Now into our second season, we’re reading nothing but! We started with my selection, Wild,  by Cheryl Strayed and now we’re onto Cindy W’s selection, Something Fierce. All memoirs, I love reading about real people doing really amazing things.

Carmen Aguirre is Canadian, making this book even more intriguing. A 2012 selection for CBC’s Canada Reads, and defended by musician, Shad, the book went on to win the competition.

So far, definitely so good! Darkly funny, entirely intriguing, here’s a synopsis from Indigo:

Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter

by Carmen Aguirre

D&M Publishers Inc | December 13, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Winner of Canada Reads 2012!

New in paperback, a gripping, darkly comic memoir of a young underground revolutionary during the Pinochet dictatorship in 1980s Chile.

This dramatic, darkly funny narrative, which covers the decade from 1979 to 1989, takes the reader inside war-ridden Peru, dictatorship-run Bolivia, post-Malvinas Argentina and Pinochet”s Chile. Writing with passion and deep personal insight, Carmen Aguirre captures her constant struggle to reconcile her commitment to the resistance movement with the desires of her youth and her budding sexuality. Something Fierce is a gripping story of love, war and resistance and a rare first-hand account of revolutionary life.