An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice Book Review

Khizr and Ghazala Khan entered the national consciousness in 2016 at the Democratic National Convention. Their second son, Humayun Khan, joined the army and died in service to his country in 2004. Speaking to a national audience and to Donald Trump, they represent the ideals that America stands for.

Earlier this year, Mr. Khan published his memoir, entitled, An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice. He starts with his childhood in Pakistan, takes the reader through his life, from his childhood in Pakistan, through his adult life (including his marriage, becoming a father, and immigrating to America) and ends the book with speaking at the Democratic National Convention last year. Asked by Hillary Clinton’s camp to speak at the convention, Mr. Khan left a mark on the national culture that few private citizens can say they have made.

While the early part of the book relating to Mr. Khan early life were a little slow, by the end, the book left a mark on my conscious. He writes so earnestly, that I feel like I know this man and I feel feel for him and his family. They lost in their son, but instead just becoming another gold star family, they have become a symbol for the best of America.

I recommend it.

 

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