Paz Ellis just released her latest masterpiece Plantains and the Seven Plagues: A Memoir: Half-Dominican, Half-Cuban, and Full Life Second Edition On AmazonWith the spectacular success of her book's first release, this is finally available in its second edition, with a possibility of more books to come in the future. This memoir talks about "cross-cultural and trans-generational journey" and coming of age.

Many could relate to the part where it tells about the strong family ties amongst migrant families during the 70s and 80s. The book pertains to life living in West New York, New Jersey. The book's realistic approach to adjustment and society is strikingly relatable to the readers. The expectations meet reality plots about living the American life is also a fact that many migrants experience. The challenges with keeping up with the roots of her Cuban and Dominican ancestry gives a clear view of what it means to lead a "multi-hyphenated" life as a Hispanic who migrated to the United States. It is also an eye-opener to the living struggles of all migrant workers and their families. It strikes as very reminiscent of the financial challenges and employment opportunities of keeping up with the basic needs of a family. 

The reviews garnered a 4.7 stars rating. It really catches the attention and a full-on page-turner. The funny and realistic plot about the obsessive cleaning rituals of moms to common tinkering habits of fathers, yes, all the Hispanic families have that.  This book beautifully explains what living a hyphenated-life means for so many Hispanics. The journey depicted in this book is not just about identity. It is seeing the world and finding the definition of "embracing changes".

A reader named Mary left a captivating review "Excellent reading. Having grown up in West New York during the '70s and '80s, the author took me back in time. Her description of apartment living back then was on point.....though I did not move around as much as her. I also remember family trips to the Jersey Shore and fishing on the Belmar waters as well as trips to El Fanguito (Wolves Pond Park on Staten Island). I am a white Cuban male who is married to a feisty Dominican woman....much like Paz Ellis' parents. Being an avid reader, I truly enjoyed this work. Highly recommended."

Picking up this book makes you realize that it's not just a good read. It gives you a self-realization that despite the many racial challenges out there, the employment struggles, and the health problems we are having now, there are still a lot of things to celebrate. It makes you appreciate and love what you have now and feel thankful for everything. It also encourages you to be more and to find your identity. After all, a good book is the one that moves and inspires you. The second edition of Plantains and the Seven Plagues: A Memoir: Half-Dominican, Half-Cuban, and Full Life is now available for in paperback and ebook form on Amazon and other book retailers nationwide.