Medina left Cuba with his family at the age of 12. In this short, personal memoir, he depicts a happy, middle-class
childhood in pre-revolutionary Cuba in brief vignettes. He also shares the experience of being transplanted to the
United States. He writes from the heart, seeking to recapture the essence of being Cuban despite the 30-year effort of
Castro to transform Cuba. Medina's style is filled with telling detail and humorous, insightful anecdotes. With the
rapid changes in the Communist world in the past year, Cuba may again before too long be seeking its pre-revolutionary
past. This volume provides one person's view of what that life was like. For general readers.