Tottenville Review » Reviews » The Landscape of Vulnerability: Maria Venegas’ ‘Bulletproof Vest’
“The memoir is as much about cultural obstacles and the struggle of assimilation as it is a complex, heart wrenching father daughter relationship. It’s not a surprise when we learn Jose Manuel Venegas had already been at work on his own corrido, before his death and before his daughter even had a chance to set his story to paper. A ballad, after all, is a love story, and Bulletproof Vest never disappoints. Our narrator expresses great depth over the many pieces of her family history traversing borders, cultural boundaries, and country lines, making this book read like great cowboy legend.”
My review of Maria Venegas’ debut memoir BULLETPROOF VEST for tottenvillereview.