Book: Pablo Escobar, My Father
Author: Juan Pablo Escobar
Language: English (US) edition, translated from original Spanish
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Am slowly getting through this memoir written by Pablo Escobar’s son, Juan Pablo Escobar (who goes by the alias Sebastián Marroquín and lives in exile in Argentina). It’s been a long time since I watched Netflix’ ‘Narcos’, and I didn’t see the whole series. I certainly don’t idolise Escobar, but was interested to see what his own son might have to say about his experience being the son of one of the most infamous drug-lords in history. He doesn’t glamourise his life at all, and you often feel quite sad for the author, who may have been economically privileged as a child but missed out on a lot of the normal childhood experiences one might have…i.e. schoolyard friendships, playdates, etc.
Would be interesting to compare his experience to some of the other first-hand reports, especially by the women who were involved with him; his ex-wife, María Victoria Henao Vallejo, wrote a memoir in 2018…she met Escobar when she was just 13, and they were married by the time she was 15…(!!!), and the memoir by famous anchorwoman, journalist, television director and media personality Virginia Vallejo about her affair with Escobar during a five-year period in the 80s.
Anyone read any of these memoirs, or all of them?
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