Book Club

Victor Cruz Memoir: Out of the Blue
5 Great Latino Celebrity Memoirs & Autobiographies
By Samantha Leal | 07/17/2012 - 16:15

Victor Cruz just released his new memoir, Out of the Blue, which chronicles his life and struggle to get to where he is now – a Super Bowl champion and proud papi. To celebrate, we’re looking at some other books by notable Latinos. Are any of these on your reading list?

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Marco Rubio Memior An American Son Book
5 Things We Learned About Marco Rubio From His Memoir ‘An American Son’
By Samantha Leal | 06/20/2012 - 15:06

Marco Rubio’s recently released memoir, An American Son, gives us insight into his life and beginnings. The Republican Vice President hopeful talks about his Cuban family, coming to grips with his heritage and parlaying that into a successful political career. But there were a few things that we didn’t know about Rubio (or at least, not in his words). Here are our top 5 takeaways:

He suffered from a medical complication as a child that could have killed him.

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The Shadow Catcher by Hipolito Acosta
Book Review: The Shadow Catcher
By Samantha Leal | 06/03/2012 - 13:00

The Shadow Catcher, the debut novel by Hipolito Acosta, chronicles the life of the author as a U.S. Government Agent, as he worked for 30 years, mostly undercover, infiltrating Mexico’s immigrant smuggling rings and drug cartels. 

Poli, as he likes to be called, rose in the ranks from Border Patrol Agent to a key position in the Department of Homeland Security. The book, while full of amazing vignettes and stories (like that of being targeted by criminals he locked up – just another day on the job), also speaks to the current immigration situation.

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Woman Reading on the Beach
Editor’s Picks: The Best Summer Reads
By Latina Staff | 06/01/2012 - 17:00

We’re big bibliophiles here at Latina, so we picked our favorite books for you to add to your summer reading list (whether you love your nook, kindle or good ol’ print).

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Your Latino Summer Reading List!
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/14/2011 - 13:59

Kick back in hammock with a cool drink (and some sunscreen!) and enjoy these great new books by Latino authors, offering everything from mysteries to memoirs. Happy reading!


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LATINA's June-July Book Club Pick: 'The New (And Updated) Latina's Bible' by Sandra Guzman
By Irasema Romero | 05/20/2011 - 09:00

Puerto Rican author and former Latina magazine editor-in-chief Sandra Guzman brings us a book on what every Latina should know about: dating, health, succeeding professionally, and managing friendships, among other things.

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LATINA Book Club Pick: 'Say Her Name' by Francisco Goldman
LATINA Book Club Pick: 'Say Her Name' by Francisco Goldman
By Irasema Romero | 05/10/2011 - 13:29

If you are going to read only one novel this summer, choose one that allows you to explore your own life and its fragility. In Say Her Name (Grove Press; $24, out now), author Francisco Goldman takes us into the most intimate aspects of the love he shared with his late wife Aura Estrada. After she died in a bodysurfing accident while vacationing in Mexico, this Brooklyn-based writer creates the most poignant and heartfelt novel about a mourning widower who narrates Aura’s life and how she transformed his.

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LATINA’s March Book Club Pick: ‘Stay With Me’ by Sandra Rodriguez Barron
By Irasema Romero | 03/15/2011 - 09:45

During our lifetime, we are constantly asking ourselves: Who are we, really?

That is what author Sandra Rodriguez Barron seeks to answer in Stay With Me (Harper Paperbacks; $15, out now) through the lives of five siblings, who as toddlers were found together inside the cabin of a luxury boat after a devastating hurricane hit Puerto Rico’s western coast in 1979. They are left without a trace of their personal history or any link to their past lives.

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LATINA’s February Book Club Pick: ‘Fallin’ Up’ by Taboo
By Johanna Ferreira | 02/10/2011 - 11:00

From his close relationship with his grandma to his drug use and hitting it big with multiplatinum group The Black Eyed Peas, Taboo holds little back in his revealing new memoir, Fallin’ Up, in stores now. Taboo talked to about why he wrote the book and why it isn’t just another celebrity memoir.

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Martin Sheen & Emilo Estevez Working On A Memoir
Martin Sheen & Emilo Estevez Working On A Memoir
By Johanna Ferreira | 01/20/2011 - 08:15

We didn’t see this one coming! Martin Sheen and his son Emilio Estevez are currently collaborating on a memoir called Along the Way.

The book celebrates the “physical and spiritual journey,” of both Sheen and his son is set to hit stores this Father’s Day. The memoir covers everything from the Estevez’s families roots in Spain to the special bond between the father and son. It also will touch on The Way, a film that will be directed by Estevez and will star Sheen. 

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