The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country
Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family.
In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told. Written with bestselling author Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author's and on a system that fails them over and over.
From one of the most celebrated and beloved comedians and actors of our time, George Lopez, comes this hilarious, touching, and often wacky chronicle of life after fifty. Â George Lopez just hit the half-century mark and the reset button on his life. Newly single and ready to embrace life, George was excited to turn fifty. It would be a welcome new phase in his life, a chance to say goodbye to a decade that included a kidney transplant and a divorce. But when he looked around a room full of his childhood friends, all gathered to celebrate his birthday, many now bald or overweight, it suddenly hit him that he was old. Â What happened? And more importantly, what was he going to do about it? George learns the hard way that when you turn 50, everything changes. You pull a muscle in your sleep. You avoid mirrors at all costs, and always, always wear a robe. You have to schedule an appointment to have sex. You have to dye your hair and buy a bathtub with a door. Â As George learns to embrace life after fifty, he invites readers into his world, sharing the ups and downs of getting olderâfrom his relationship with a much younger woman to a bizarre session with a pet psychic, to a trip behind-the-scenes at his tumultuous two years at Lopez Tonight, to an intimate look at his sacred ground, the golf courseâand, for the first time, he reveals in moving detail, the story of the battle for his life against kidney disease. Â Â Iâm Not Gonna Lie Â will make you laughÂ at yourself, cryÂ about yourself, and look at turning fifty in a way you never wouldâve imaginedâthrough the eyes of George Lopez.
Widely acclaimed as the greatest Western ever made, Lonesome Dove has become a true American epic. Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prizeâwinning novel was a New York Times best seller, with more than 2.5 million copies currently in print. The Lonesome Dove miniseries has drawn millions of viewers and won numerous awards, including seven Emmys.
A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove takes you on a fascinating behind-the-scenes journey into the creation of the book, the miniseries, and the world of Lonesome Dove. Writer John Spong talks to forty of the key people involved, including author Larry McMurtry; actors Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Anjelica Huston, Diane Lane, Danny Glover, Ricky Schroder, D. B. Sweeney, Frederic Forrest, and Chris Cooper; executive producer and screenwriter Bill Wittliff; executive producer Suzanne de Passe; and director Simon Wincer. They and a host of others tell lively stories about McMurtry's writing of the epic novel and the process of turning it into the miniseries Lonesome Dove. Accompanying their recollections are photographs of iconic props, costumes, set designs, and shooting scripts. Rounding out the book are continuity Polaroids used during filming and photographs taken on the set by Bill Wittliff, which place you behind the scenes in the middle of the action.
Designed as a companion for A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove, Wittliff's magnificent fine art volume, A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove is a must-have for every fan of this American epic.
La estrella de Orange is the New Black y de Jane the Virgin presenta su historia personal acerca de la grave situaciÃ³n en que se encuentran los inmigrantes indocumentados en este paÃs.
Diane Guerrero, la actriz de televisiÃ³n del popular programa Orange is the New Black y de Jane the Virgin, contaba con sÃ³lo catorce aÃ±os cuando un dÃa sus padres y su hermano fueron arrestados y deportados mientras ella estaba en la escuela. Como habÃa nacido en Estados Unidos, Guerrero pudo permanecer en el paÃs y seguir estudiando gracias a la bondad de amigos de la familia, quienes se hicieron cargo de ella y la ayudaron a construir su propio camino y a que se convirtiera en una exitosa actriz de carrera sin tener la red de apoyo de su familia.
En el paÃs que amamos es una historia conmovedora y dolorosa sobre la resistencia extraordinaria de una mujer ante las aterradoras luchas que enfrentan los residentes indocumentados de este paÃs. Hay mÃ¡s 11 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados viviendo en Estados Unidos, muchos de los cuales tienen hijos con ciudadanÃa estadounidense, pero cuya permanencia en este paÃs es tan frÃ¡gil como la de sus padres y cuyas historias no han sido contadas. Escrita en conjunto con Michelle Burford, esta autobiografÃa es una historia de triunfo personal que, ademÃ¡s, arroja una muy necesaria luz sobre los miedos que permean la vida diaria de familias como la de la autora y sobre un sistema que les falla una y otra vez.
Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity is a revealing probe into the life and times of Mario Moreno, Latin America's most famous film star from the 1940s to the 1970s. This book helps to illuminate the social and cultural history of twentieth-century Mexico. Cantinflas (Moreno's film persona) was the most popular movie star in Mexican history. A fast-talking, nonsensical character, he helped Mexicans embrace their rich mestizo identity and cope with the difficulties of modernization. For thirty years he served as a 'weapon of the weak,' satirizing corrupt officials and pompous elites who victimized Mexico's urban poor.
This is a valuable text for courses on Mexican history and Latin American film.
In 1912, Guillermo Calles (1893-1958) became the first Mexican actor to appear in films made in California. Despite limited resources, he began directing and producing his own movies, and in 1929 pioneered production of Spanish-language sound films. His major works, among them the long-unavailable El indio yaqui and Raza de bronce (both 1927), represented Calles' tireless crusade to restore the image of Mexicans and Indians in an era dominated by Hollywood stereotypes. This biography traces Calles' career from his earliest Hollywood days through the 1950s. Included are the only surviving images of the filmmaker's silent productions, a closing commentary on his intimate circle of relatives, and an appendix featuring two fascinating letters written by Calles during a filming trip.
Here is the first extensive, full-length biography and career record on the life and work of Mexican whirlwind Lupe Velez (1908-1944). Over the years many crude myths have surfaced about Velez, the most notorious that she "died with her head in the toilet." This biography not only studies Lupe's personal life and career--including her tempestuous marriage to Johnny Weissmuller--but also examines her death in detail. It has been almost seven decades since her untimely end; at long last, the ugly rumors and myths are debunked--for good. Included are never-before-told family stories and photographs from Lupe's second cousin, and an analysis of the actress's lasting influence on popular culture. The foreword by Oscar-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow focuses on the fact and fancy behind Lupe Velez's colorful public image.
Gloria Monteroâs award-winningÂ 'Frida K.--A Dialogue for a Single Actress'Â takes place on the day of Fridaâs first and only solo exhibition in her native Mexico. As Frida, devastated by poor health, prepares not only for her exhibition but for her approaching death she rages about what her life has been in an ongoing dialogue with Death itself. Her tormented marriage to muralist Diego Rivera, his many infidelities, her own affairs with Trotsky and others, are all told against a background of the fashionable art scenes of Paris and New York, the Mexican Revolution and the Spanish Civil War. In this ruthless encounter with her own end, Frida reveals how a life of crippling pain has been transformed into paintings of terrifying power. The book includes photos from different productions.