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Becoming Latina in 10 Easy Steps by Lara…

Becoming Latina in 10 Easy Steps

by Lara Rios

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I made it through the fist chapter and wanted to throw this book across the room ( ok I did throw it across the room). The main charachter is so not believable and I just wanted to slap the her. Too bad I lost the receipt. ( )
  sunshine608 | Oct 18, 2007 |
This started out rather weird. I couldn't buy this seemingly smart and successful woman being dumb enough to do some of the things she did. It did get better, thankfully, and I found myself really liking this book. ( )
  moonriver | Mar 12, 2007 |
Marcela finds out that she's half white, the result of an affair her mother had. Add to that her family's assertions that she's a sell-out, and not Mexican enough, and she's questioning her identity. So she, with the help of her best friend, makes a list of 10 steps that will help her discover her inner Latina and in the process find her self and get her family off her back. Really good story about a journey of self-discovery. ( )
  Darla | Apr 5, 2006 |
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With no marriage prospects and a high-powered career, Marcela Alvarez is already a spinster in the eyes of her traditional family. But when she finds out her deadbeat dad wasn't Latino, her problems only worsen. It's time for her to change some things and prove she still has Chicana roots with a fool-proof ten-step plan, including:

- Dating Mexican men. Her work crush, George Ramirez, almost fills the bill-except that he can't speak Spanish...
- Learning to cook, homestyle. Now, she can't even make mac and cheese without burning the house down. But that's nothing a few private cooking lessons can't fix, especially with a hot maestro...
- Mentoring an at-risk Latina. But with Lupe's switchblade and bad attitude, Marcela starts to wonder: which of them is more at risk...

And when she's done, she'll be able to out-Latina her sisters and cousins, no problem. But who knew being herself could be so much work?

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