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andlt;bandgt;andlt;bigandgt;DEAR MEXICAN:andlt;/bigandgt;andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;bandgt;WHAT IS andlt;iandgt;and#161;ASK A MEXICAN!andlt;/iandgt; ?andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Questions and answers about our spiciest Americans. I explore the clichand#233;s of lowriders, busboys, and housekeepers; drunks and scoundrels; heroes and celebrities; and most important, millions upon millions of law-abiding, patriotic American citizens and their illegal-immigrant cousins who represent some $600 billion in economic power. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;bandgt;WHY SHOULD I READ andlt;iandgt;and#161;ASK A MEXICAN!andlt;/iandgt; ?andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; At 37 million strong (or 13 percent of the U.S. population), Latinos have become America's largest minority — and beaners make up some two-thirds of that number. I confront the bogeymen of racism, xenophobia, and ignorance prompted by such demographic changes through answering questions put to me by readers of my andlt;iandgt;and#161;Ask a Mexican!andlt;/iandgt; column in California's andlt;iandgt;OC Weeklyandlt;/iandgt;. I challenge you to find a more entertaining way to immerse yourself in Mexican culture that doesn't involve a taco-and-enchilada combo. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;bandgt;OKAY, WHY DO MEXICANS PARK THEIR CARS ON THE FRONT LAWN?andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Where do you want us to park them? The garage we rent out to a family of five? The backyard where we put up our recently immigrated cousins in tool-shack-cum-homes? The street with the red curbs recently approved by city planners? The driveway covered with construction materials for the latest expansion of andlt;iandgt;la casaandlt;/iandgt;? The nearby school parking lot frequented by cholos on the prowl for a new radio? The lawn is the only spot Mexicans can park their cars without fear of break-ins, drunken crashes, or an unfortunate keying. Besides, what do you think protects us from drive-bys? The cops?

Synopsis:

An irreverent, hilarious, and informative look at Mexican-American culture is taken by a rising star in the alternative media, as well as a new kid on the block in such mainstream venues as NPR, the "Los Angeles Times, Today," and "The Colbert Report."

Synopsis:

DEAR MEXICAN:

WHAT IS ¡ASK A MEXICAN! ?

Questions and answers about our spiciest Americans. I explore the clichés of lowriders, busboys, and housekeepers; drunks and scoundrels; heroes and celebrities; and most important, millions upon millions of law-abiding, patriotic American citizens and their illegal-immigrant cousins who represent some $600 billion in economic power.

WHY SHOULD I READ ¡ASK A MEXICAN! ?

At 37 million strong (or 13 percent of the U.S. population), Latinos have become America's largest minority — and beaners make up some two-thirds of that number. I confront the bogeymen of racism, xenophobia, and ignorance prompted by such demographic changes through answering questions put to me by readers of my ¡Ask a Mexican! column in California's OC Weekly. I challenge you to find a more entertaining way to immerse yourself in Mexican culture that doesn't involve a taco-and-enchilada combo.

OKAY, WHY DO MEXICANS PARK THEIR CARS ON THE FRONT LAWN?

Where do you want us to park them? The garage we rent out to a family of five? The backyard where we put up our recently immigrated cousins in tool-shack-cum-homes? The street with the red curbs recently approved by city planners? The driveway covered with construction materials for the latest expansion of la casa? The nearby school parking lot frequented by cholos on the prowl for a new radio? The lawn is the only spot Mexicans can park their cars without fear of break-ins, drunken crashes, or an unfortunate keying. Besides, what do you think protects us from drive-bys? The cops?

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Gustavo Arellanoandlt;/Bandgt;and#8217;s andlt;iandgt;and#161;Ask a Mexican! andlt;/iandgt;column has a circulation of more than two million in thirty-eight markets (and counting). He has received the Presidentand#8217;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. Arellano has appeared on the Today show, Nightline, NPRand#8217;s Talk of the Nation, and The Colbert Report. For more information, visit AskAMexican.net.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING VIA WETBACK JOKES

1. LANGUAGE

CURSE WORDS, GREASERS, AND LECHEROUS WHISTLES

2. CULTURA

CHICKENS, DWARVES, AND THE SOCCER-OSAMA CONNECTION

3. SEXO

DIRTY SÁNCHEZ, JUANGAS, AND INDOMITABLE SPERM

4. INMIGRACIÓN

MORE, MORE, AND MORE

5. MUSIC

MORRISSEY, MELODICAS, AND AY YI YI YIS

6. FOOD

TAMALES, HOT SAUCE, AND TESTICULAR AVOCADOS

7. ETHNIC RELATIONS

CHINITOS, NEGRITOS, GABACHOS, AND WABS

8. FASHION

FAKE BLONDES, MUSTACHES, AND SWIMMING WITH JEANS

9. WORK

ORANGES, DAY LABORERS, AND LAZY KENTUCKIANS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416540038
Author:
Arellano, Gustavo
Publisher:
Scribner
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Hispanic American Studies
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080422
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
line drawings t/o
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 8.33 oz

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Product details 272 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9781416540038 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An irreverent, hilarious, and informative look at Mexican-American culture is taken by a rising star in the alternative media, as well as a new kid on the block in such mainstream venues as NPR, the "Los Angeles Times, Today," and "The Colbert Report."
"Synopsis" by , DEAR MEXICAN:

WHAT IS ¡ASK A MEXICAN! ?

Questions and answers about our spiciest Americans. I explore the clichés of lowriders, busboys, and housekeepers; drunks and scoundrels; heroes and celebrities; and most important, millions upon millions of law-abiding, patriotic American citizens and their illegal-immigrant cousins who represent some $600 billion in economic power.

WHY SHOULD I READ ¡ASK A MEXICAN! ?

At 37 million strong (or 13 percent of the U.S. population), Latinos have become America's largest minority — and beaners make up some two-thirds of that number. I confront the bogeymen of racism, xenophobia, and ignorance prompted by such demographic changes through answering questions put to me by readers of my ¡Ask a Mexican! column in California's OC Weekly. I challenge you to find a more entertaining way to immerse yourself in Mexican culture that doesn't involve a taco-and-enchilada combo.

OKAY, WHY DO MEXICANS PARK THEIR CARS ON THE FRONT LAWN?

Where do you want us to park them? The garage we rent out to a family of five? The backyard where we put up our recently immigrated cousins in tool-shack-cum-homes? The street with the red curbs recently approved by city planners? The driveway covered with construction materials for the latest expansion of la casa? The nearby school parking lot frequented by cholos on the prowl for a new radio? The lawn is the only spot Mexicans can park their cars without fear of break-ins, drunken crashes, or an unfortunate keying. Besides, what do you think protects us from drive-bys? The cops?

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