An American Family: A Memoir of hope and sacrifice by Khzir Kahn
December 7, 2017 2:31am CST
I recently won this book on Goodreads.com and finished in within about a day and a half; it was super good and inspirational. This is a memoir of Khan who grows up in Pakistan during some politically unstable days and tries to make a successful life for himself. He is intent on becoming a lawyer although his parents are poor and can hardly afford his schooling. Somehow he makes it through, sometimes just barely with the kindness of others. He meets his future wife and moves to Dubai for a year to work and save for his wedding and to provide for her. Temporarily he is homeless while adjusting to life in Dubai but again is helped by the kindness of a stranger. They move to the US where they have children and begin to settle. Once again Khan moves away from his wife temporarily to get his American degree to practice law. While his family is in Texas he once again struggles to make ends meet at Harvard and sleeps in a park for a week. He does end up becoming a sccessful lawyer in the US. He the talks about his kids growing up...tragedy and triumphs that accompany every day lives. His journey and success are inspirational and his story just served as a big reminder to be kind to others. Have you read anything good lately?
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