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eBook Ask a Mexican ePub

by Gustavo Arellano

  • ISBN: 1416540024
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Gustavo Arellano
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Scribner; First Edition edition (May 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1251 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1545 kb
  • Other: lit lrf doc azw
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 169


Gustavo Arellano’s ¡Ask a Mexican! column has a circulation of more than two million in thirty-eight markets (and counting). Arellano is an entertaining and funny writer.

Gustavo Arellano’s ¡Ask a Mexican! column has a circulation of more than two million in thirty-eight markets (and counting). He has received the President’s Award from the Los Angeles Press Club, an Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and a 2008 Latino Spirit Award from the California State legislature. His Ask a Mexican book and columns are outrageously politically incorrect (God bless him) and he is as fearless here but this is no polemic. This is like a great Menudo, a savory blend of several cultures and regions to produce a bit of culinary heaven.

Gustavo Arellano is an American writer. Arellano has appeared on the Today show, Nightline, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and The Colbert Report. For more information, visit AskAMexican.

Gustavo Arellano is the author of ¡Ask a Mexican!, a nationally syndicated weekly column published by Orange County's alternative weekly OC Weekly. It was first published in 2004 as a one-time spoof, but it ended up becoming one of the weekly's most popular columns. Every week, readers would submit their questions based on Mexicans, including their customs, labor issues, and illegal immigration.

That pitoniso was Gustavo Arellano because as of October 26th of 2017 he stopped publishing Ask a. .

That pitoniso was Gustavo Arellano because as of October 26th of 2017 he stopped publishing Ask a Mexican!. I remember very clearly how I became a reader. My brother and I were back from Disney Land and our hostess was taking forever to pick us up. That’s when I saw one of these OC Weekly dispensers. Then I couldn’t keep track on him for years.

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A lighthearted and irreverent celebration of Mexican-American culture is based on the author's popular Orange County Weekly column and challenges popular clichés and misconceptions while offering insight into its complexity and power as an American economic force.


Frdi Frdi
This guy is outrageously politcally incorrect and oh so right. The book is laugh out loud funny and a great read. Highly recommended if you want to understand Mex-US people's real relationship. Muchas Gracias Gustavo!
TheJonnyTest TheJonnyTest
Gustavo Arellano's "Ask a Mexican" is a brilliant book. What's obvious when reading a book's length worth of his answers is how well-researched they are. It's a nice balance of referenced scholarship, combined with the observations of a street-savvy guy. First-time readers beware though: Arellano's work is culled from columns that appear in alternative weeklies, and it's got the language to prove it. It can be jarring and off-putting at times. However, most times it works, because the questions match in tone.

Arellano's main role here is as myth debunker and as one who tries to put Mexican immigration in a historical context for his readers. I've selected this passage from p. 40 as emblematic of his approach. A reader writes "Why don't Mexicans want to assimilate and accept our way of life?" The Mexican answers (in part) that "(i)n the case of reverence for one's roots, it boils down thusly: gabachos long-removed from Ellis Island can love their ancestors without shame because they're the descendants of immigrants, and immigrants made this nation great; Mexicans can't because they _are_ immigrants, and immigrants are turning America into the Third World."

Like that opinion or not, you have to give Arellano credit for superbly crafted sentences like that. The book is rife with them. It makes for a great read.
Bine Bine
Moronydit Moronydit
Some interesting info about economics ,immigration and religious belief(i.e. Our Lady of Guadalupe)....Much Less than the best if rated on satire...abj
Llbery Llbery
After I got the same book in Spanish, I bought this so my daughters could have fun, too.
Cells Cells
Gustavo is a gifted writer.This collection of his columns from L.A. Weekly is hilarious and insightful.
Yojin Yojin
Excellent!!! Arellano provides an education ...history, culture, politics and more, and delivers it with humor and intelligence. Loved it!
Gustavo Arellano is a good Mexican to ask questions about Mexicans.
About this book: Read it, have fun and do not take life too seriously.
I like it and had quite a good laugh at too many of the explanations of why Mexicans.......?

By the way, not all Mexicans call our neighbors to the north Gabachos, I knew them as Gringos while growing up in Tijuana, from there San Diego was "tierra de Gringos" (land of the Gringos). But Gabacho is a very Mexican word, we love our "CH" sound.