In a world where everyone seems to be looking for the next big thing, it’s easy to forget that there are people out there who would be happy with anything. There are millions of people around the world who would go to incredible lengths for the chance to live in a country with as many opportunities as we have here. Many of these people live just outside of our very borders, with freedom just a few hundred miles away.
In his new memoir, “My Cuban Story: Funny Memories from Serious Times…,” Burbank resident Vic Cabrera details the remarkable story of his family’s risky departure from Communist Cuba in the early 1960s, through their brief political asylum in Spain, and finally to their struggles to make ends meet as legal immigrants in New York and New Jersey. What sets this book apart from similar immigration stories, though, is Cabrera’s ability to laugh at the same hard times and predicaments that brought him and his family so much grief and heartache decades ago.