Chock full of anecdotes—some heartbreaking, others laugh-out-loud funny—I Was A Teenage Cuban Arsonist is a powerful memoir of Ramiro Perez's adventures growing up in pre-revolutionary Cuba, and later, as an exile in Miami.
As a youth, Ramiro and his two older brothers get into trouble with bloodthirsty nuns, discover girls, and inadvertently burn down the family farm. Upon arriving in Miami, he is recruited into a counterrevolutionary movement formed to oppose Castro. In a blink, Ramiro goes from penniless immigrant to soldier of fortune.
Likening this book to a "highlight reel" of his life, Perez's life story promises intrigue, adventure, and the tongue-in-cheek humor he is known for.