December 8, 2013

A Greek American's Identity Crisis in Athens

Matt Vasilogambros, National Journal

The Associated Press

I'm proud of my heritage. My friends and colleagues know this well. I'm proud of my dad every day for living up to the promises of the American Dream. And I love my Greek family. Thanksgiving dinners were always accompanied by my yia yia's spanakopita, a rich pie made with spinach, feta, and filo. Gatherings with the bigger family tore a page right from the obnoxious but devastatingly accurate blockbuster My Big Fat Greek Wedding. And my name was always the weirdest on class rosters.

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