HYPHEN-ME: An Immigrant's Cultural Evolution
by Benjamin Long
“Cultural differences matter. Understanding how profoundly they differ and how powerful these differences truly are can make all the difference,” recounts Benjamin Long in his riveting first-hand account of the problems that can develop when cultural differences are ignored or underestimated. With hilarious and heart-wrenching stories drawn from his vivid memories of his impoverished but idyllic childhood, Benjamin invites you to embark on a cultural journey toward greater self-understanding by walking through an alternative “normal life” in his shoes. If you’ve ever known hard times or seen firsthand the sacrifices made by your forebears, this book can lead you to a greater appreciation of the brevity of life, the price of the opportunities afforded to you, and the struggle of reinventing oneself in a foreign land. Ultimately, Hyphen-Me is a story of hope, survival, and the human capacity to go beyond the boundaries of both self-imposed and deep-rooted cultural limitations.
Publisher : TYRO INTERNATIONAL (February 18, 2019)
Language : English
Paperback : 226 pages
Item Weight : 12.5 ounces
Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.51 x 8.5 inches