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Down & Delirious in Mexico City: The Aztec Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century


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“Daniel Hernandez is our guide into Mexico City’s labyrinth of urban tribes, this vast twenty-first century urban survival laboratory. He writes about his experience as he lived it, with hungry and daring curiosity, bursts of stunning poetry, charming earnestness, penetrating intelligence, always without cliches.”--Francisco Goldman, author of The Art of Political Murder “Concise, pithy, honest, and clear-eyed, Hernandez is a trustworthy, infallible guide through one of the most amazing cities on earth.”--Kate Christensen, author of The Great Man and Trouble "Simply brilliant. A reader couldn't ask for a more compassionate, more daring, or more honest guide to the world's most maddening mega-city.”-- Daniel AlarcÓn, author of Lost City Radio “Daniel Hernandez navigates the beautiful chaos of Mexico City with a reporter's tenacity, an adventurer's daring and an open heart that allows him to discover the history that lives inside him. Gorgeously done.”--Laurie Ochoa, co-founder and editor Slake: Los Angeles "Down and Delirious in Mexico City is essential for anyone who cares about this confusing and misunderstood megalopolis, and particularly what it means to be young here.”David Lida, author of First Stop in the New World "This guy can really write!"--Alma Guillermoprieto, author of Dancing with Cuba "Let's Go Mexico City this isn't, and we're all the better for it.”--Josh Kun, University of Southern California. “Pitch-perfect and incandescent… An invitation to live.”--Gabriela Jauregui, Author of Controlled Decay

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In 2002, just out of U.C. Berkeley, Hernandez headed to Mexico City to trace his cultural roots. Five years later, he returned there as a journalist and immersed himself in the bewildering subcultures of the western hemisphere's largest city. His explorations take him from fashion runways and cocaine after-parties, the street brawls of punk and emo kids, to the teeming festival of Mexico's national icon, the Virgin of Guadalupe. As Hernandez wanders the labyrinths of the city, he also investigates his own uncertain identity as the American-born child of Mexican parents. Hernandez covers a lot of ground in his study of the city, maybe too much. Skimming from scene to scene, he doesn't settle anywhere long enough to write with an insider's perspective. Because of this, the observations rarely transcend the journalistic generalities found in the average feature story. Hernandez's personal quest, which could have centered the book, never becomes compelling. While informative, his book often reads like a bulked up tour guide. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , A young journalist's vibrant account of contemporary Mexico City, focusing on the city's distinctive "tribes" of urban youth.
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