Growing up on his parentsa ranch in North San Diego County, Victor VillaseAporas teenage years were marked by a painful quest to find a place for himself in a world he did not fit into. Discriminated due to his Mexican heritage, Victor questions the tenets of his faith and the restrictions it places on his own spirituality and sexuality. Ultimately, his search for identity takes him to Mexico to learn of his familyas roots, where he soon discovers that his heritage doesnat determine his intelligence or success. Through this often humorous and poignant tale, Victor deftly undermines the macho stereotype so often associated with Latinos, while exposing the tender vulnerability and naAmvetAc of a young man grappling with the roles foisted on him by the church and society. Victoras youthful misadventures elicit sympathy, laughter, and tears as he attempts to divine the mysteries of the opposite sex in this powerful, revealing memoir. aThe clarity that comes from VillaseAporas personal and cultural experience is not matched in any of Steinbeckas major worksa (Los Angeles Times).... know how to read. Hell, Clare, I still cana#39;t even make heads or tails of the directions of the manual I was given when I was eight years old and I got ... They have no idea that Ia#39;m a stupid pendejo, and Ia#39;ve never learned to read. Youa#39;re the onlyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Crazy Loco Love|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2010-11-09|