It Calls You Back: A Writer’s Odyssey through Pain, Love and Addiction by National bestselling author Luis Rodriguez

The follow-up to the perennial bestselling gang memoir, Always Running, by a national icon exploring the purpose and meaning in art and writing while dealing with alcoholism, drug abuse, multiple divorces, and the incarceration of his son.  


“Extraordinarily haunting and provocative.”  --The Washington Post Book World

“Rodriguez’s account of his coming of age is vivid, raw….Here’s truth no television set, burning night and day, could ever begin to offer.”  --The New York Times Book Review

“Beautifully written and politically astute.” --Entertainment Weekly

"Rodriguez’s life story is astonishing . . . It takes a heart broken open by a lifetime of sorrows to write with this wisdom and compassion. It takes a visionary to use this knowledge in service to those the world despises—troubled youth, the homeless, the incarcerated, the poor, the migrant—to be called back for those you love. --Sandra Cisneros, author of Caramelo and The House on Mango Street