"Readers who step into Tony's Time Machine, 'The Prince of South Waco,' are in for a thrilling, lyrical ride, a true tale of romantic woes and raucous rebellion that will break readers' hearts," writes Preston Kirk, the former United Press International reporter who covered Texas."Castro's coming-of-age story is a painfully poignant memoir of romance, racism and self-discovery fraught with recollections of lynchings, Jim Crow-ism, no-white-girl speeches, growing up Chicano and excelling as one of the best and brightest of emerging young journalists of his time. 'How do you reclaim your destiny when it has been so connected with a love that has been lost?' asks the author. And therein lies this soulful impasse."
Bob Vickrey, a columnist at the Waco Tribune-Herald writes:
"Tony Castro's honest and powerful memoir captures the essential American story of the struggle for cultural assimilation. The very best stories are written in blood, and in Castro's finely woven personal narrative, the reader can almost feel his heart beating."
Castro is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling "Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son" that has been hailed by The New York Times as the best biography about the Hall of Fame baseball legend.
- Harvard UniversityNieman Fellow, 1977
- Baylor UniversityJournalism, 1969