Embracing Change: An Immigrant Saga
Mario A. Guerra escaped communist Cuba in search of the American dream, and while it didnt come easy, he found it.
Through tragedies and setbacks, he discovered lessons that would guide him forward and serve as the foundation of his success, both professionally and personally.
In this memoir, he shares those lessons, along with intimate stories of his failures and successes. Each story is told with honesty and candidness, and every anecdote carries a message of hope and inspiration.
From a challenging childhood, family tragedies, life as a businessman, holding political office, life as a public servant, and his religious work and philanthropyMario shares wisdom gleaned from his wide range of experiences.
Marios experiences as a refugee gives us an opportunity to relate to immigrants who look to America as a beacon of hope.
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All glory, honor and power belongs to Mario. Just ask him as he shouts "You don't understand!" or "You're trying to bully me!"! Ask the employees of Downey's biggest public hospital how they feel about the Mayor who sold them worthless health insurance and then came into the Emergency Room demanding to be seen before everyone else because "I'm the Mayor! See this shirt? I'm the Mayor!" Then he refused to pay his co-pay. Mario is a piece of work and reading his book was a lesson in the care and feeding of the egomaniac. Now you can see him standing on a corner, smoking cigars (Healthy Downey?) with his cronies who have made a lot of money in politics.
Ask any of his children if this book is true. All of them will either turn beat red and lie or laugh at the book like the rest of us. But you may have trouble finding a couple of them. They've moved as far away from their dad as possible.
Guerra does it again. After a career of bullying and manipulating people, he uses someone to write a book for him. Being a so-called "deacon" in the Catholic Church he used his position there to launch a life of dirty politics. I even heard him slander a firefighter by name during a Catholic Mass. He uses people and discards them., The book is well written, only because someone else wrote it. What he has to say about people is grossly exaggerated and false. He bullied people and then had someone write libelous things about them in this book. It is disappointing to see a "man of the cloth" use such tactics against people. He was thrown out of one church and is now in another where he has the reputation of only showing up when there is a photo opportunity. He's told Catholic people to do immoral things and he himself has gone against the Archbishop of Los Angeles who told him he should not run for office.
There's a very good reason why he lost the last election he was involved in. People can see right through him. Even his "friends" laugh behind his back. Check out his Facebook Page, where you can see him in action, especially him doing "bunny boxing" at his gym. It's hilarious! Don't bother with his book. It's just him telling everyone what a victim he was and how wonderful he is now. Nobody believes it but him and maybe his wife.
Collective Migrant Memories
God Bless Our Public Safety
Big Dreams and Big Ideas
Votes Regrets and Sausage Making
Que Viva Cuba Libre
A New American Pathway
Faith Family Friends Happiness Is That Simple
The Business Aspect
Building a Better Community
On a Shoestring
About the Author