The theme of this chapter is about how even though people's stories may end without making the most joyous improvements in life and many times ending in early death, their story is still successful because they decided to make the right change for themselves. The reason this chapter was titled Success was because Father Gregory Boyle shows us stories of some of the gang memebers he knew who had stories that would seem unsuccessful to many but deep down showed that these people where very successful before they had died. My favorite story in chapter eight was the story of Manny who had just made it into college at Rio Hando before being shot and killed by a rival gang; later, since Manny was an organ donor, two nurses were rolling his body to the surgery room and one nurse said,"who would want this monster's heart?" And the other nurse replied by standing up for the young boy. This story stood out to me because the nurse could have easily agreed with the other nurse and believe that the young boy was a "monster" but she knew that deep down he was a good person, especially with all of his friends and family sitting in the hospital and praying for him. His friends and family have proved that even though Manny died young, he had lived a successful life.