The chapter I enjoyed most in the house on Mango Street was "Louie, His Cousin & His Other Cousin". reason being; I found it very amusing that after admiring and getting to ride around in the Cadillac, the kids got kicked out of the vehicle when the cops started coming, revealing Louie's cousin to be wanted by authorities. The fact that a bunch of kids were almost caught up in a cop vs crook car chase was funny. It was also funny when the kids waved at him while he was being taken to jail.
The closest person I've ever had to a role model would be my one of my high school teachers. We called him Chief. I went to a career school, engaged in a firefighting and EMT program where I would spend half my school day training in the profession. Chief was a firefighter for Marion city, along with all the other instructors who taught the program, giving us instructors who were very close to the craft. Chief was a cool guy but still treated some of us like we were his own. He would scold us when we need it, and even teach us everything from how to put our SCBA gear on to life lessons. I didn't have a dad and it was a new school for me, I was awkward and my personal skills we lack-luster. Chief put us through a lot of training and it helped me come out of my shell a lot and make some good friends.