The American dream: walking in the shoes of carnies, arms dealers, immigrant dreamers, pot farmers, and Christian believers

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[2008]
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For some, the American Dream is a pre-fab house in the suburbs with 2.5 kids and a two-week vacation at the end of the year. To others, it is working a push fruit cart in Oakland in order to put food on the family's table in Oaxaca. In The American Dream Harmon Leon draws upon his experiences of adopting personas and disguises to infiltrate the various institutions of everyday life, living among a diverse range of subcultures and learning first hand how they see their vision and utopia. His incursions include working as a marijuana farmer in a hippie commune in Northern California; becoming a carnie in rural Indiana; visiting a tourist attraction in Mexico (that allows people to simulate illegally crossing the border); venturing to Hollywood while trying to climb the ranks in the star-making machine; and working in the strawberries fields of California with newly arrived immigrants. The American Dream is a funny, satirical, and ultimately poignant take on what it means to be an American today.
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title_displayThe American dream : walking in the shoes of carnies, arms dealers, immigrant dreamers, pot farmers, and Christian believers
title_fullThe American dream : walking in the shoes of carnies, arms dealers, immigrant dreamers, pot farmers, and Christian believers / Harmon Leon
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