RaveNews & ReviewThe book is a refreshingly rhetoric-free, coming-of-age tale about the six months the author spent teaching dance in Cuba three decades ago ... In addition to its appeal as a memoir, Dancing with Cuba provides a keen look at how artists and their de facto individualist natures often clash purposes with the teachings of revolution, where the good of the many supposedly outweighs the good of the one ... Slowly, the author falls in love with the spirit—if not the actualization—of the revolution. But as her personal drama unfolded there, Guillermoprieto met with deep individual insecurities ... Is Dancing with Cuba a story of disillusionment or one of awakening? It’s a little of both. Mostly, it’s a compelling look back—from the safe wisdom of middle age—at the role a revolution played in transforming this young dancer into a journalist.