Book Club

LATINA’s February Book Club Pick: ‘Fallin’ Up’ by Taboo
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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Shakira Joins Dora the Explorer  for a 'World School Day Adventure'
Shakira Joins Dora the Explorer for a 'World School Day Adventure'
By Mariela Rosario | 12/20/2010 - 14:15

As if Shakira hasn't already accomplished a lot, now the Colombian pop star can add children's book author to her long list of triumphs!

Shaki teamed up with the folks behind Nickelodeon's hit TV show Dora the Exlorer to publish a new book in their series called World School Day Adventure. The book follows young Dora and her sidekick Boots as they rush to deliver school supplies to children around the globe in celebration of World School Day.

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2010 Books
Latina's 5 Best Books of 2010
By Mariela Rosario | 12/17/2010 - 11:24

This was a great year for Latino authors, with newcomers like Patricia Engel receiving critical acclaim and established authors like Isabel Allende returning to classic form.

Check out our picks for the five best books of 2010!

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Kit Kat
EXCLUSIVE: Kat Von D on her New Book: "I Think People Will be Surprised to See How Normal I Am"
By Lee Hernandez | 11/19/2010 - 08:20

Kat Von D is on top of the world right now. The famous Argentinean tattoo artist has a hit TV show (TLC’s L.A. Ink) and her latest book The Tattoo Chronicles is a NY Times Bestseller. spoke Kat about her new book, staying sober and how she's really just a normal girl at heart.

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Latina Book Club: Q & A with Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
LATINA Book Club: Q & A with Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
By Janel Martinez | 10/20/2010 - 10:30

Bestselling author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is back and bearing an extra special gift for readers just in time for the holiday season. Her seventh novel, The Three Kings (on sale Nov. 9th), is a romantic comedy following successful interior designer, Christy de la Cruz, as she reenters the dating scene after a divorce. She becomes involved with not one, not two, but three guys. Get a sneak-peak of the novel in the November issue of Latina!

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Michelle Cabrera
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera Tells Us Why Immigration is Good for America
By Lee Hernandez | 10/12/2010 - 16:16

In her new page turner, You Know I'm Right: More Prosperity, Less Government, CNBC Reporter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera tackles tough subjects like immigration, school reform and the need for less government. The Emmy-winning journalist (and proud Cubana) spoke to about her book, why immigration is good for America and more.

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Mario Vargas Llosa
Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Literature Prize
By Stacey Rivera | 10/07/2010 - 11:25

Famed author and politician Mario Vargas Llosa, 74, was awarded the Nobel Literature Prize Thursday. Llosa is the first South American to win the prize since his former friend and rival Gabriel Garcia Marquez won the award in 1982, prompting Marquez to tweet this morning “cuentas iguales” (Now we are even).

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Four Books to Read this Fall
By Janel Martinez | 09/23/2010 - 15:30

Fall weather brings a certain chill in the air that just makes us want to curl up with a good book and get some serious reading done. Here are a few books that we are definitely going to be reading this fall. Be sure to add your own picks in the comments below!

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Ricky Martin Isn’t the Only Musician with a Biography
By Grace Bastidas | 08/26/2010 - 12:00

Ricky Martin’s memoir, Me, doesn’t hit shelves till November 2, so if you’re anxious to know more about the former Menudo’s life as a dad or his decision to reveal his sexuality, you’ll just have to wait. In the meantime, there are a few tell-all books that should satiate your curiosity about life away from the recording studio for some of our favorite music makers. Get reading!

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