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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (200 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Lopez Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Comedy Central Records Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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From superstar comedian/actor Lopez comes this CD of a live performance recorded in front of a packed house at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, AZ. Taken directly from his HBO special, Lopez delivers a hilarious routine touching on his own Latino roots, immigration and naturalization, modern day kids, old school values, interracial relationships, the e-coli outbreak, and the future.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn Thrasher | 2/16/2014

    " I saw Gustavo Arellano speak at the Upland, California public library a few weeks ago, and was so enchanted that I put his book to the top of my list. Mexican food has indeed conquered America, and Arellano has conquered writing about it in this witty, information packed book. Almost everything you never even knew you wanted to know about all things Mexican food - from tortillas to Pace Picante Sauce ("get a rope") to Fritos Doritos Cheetos and Tostitos. The purist might argue that last point, that Fritos and their kin can be considered some sort of Mexican food. But Arellano makes a really convincing argument that when Mexican food invaded the United States, it evolved and changed - but at its core still remains Mexican food. A delicious book about a delicious subject. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Salazar | 1/25/2014

    " Very interesting history of Mexican food. Particularly interesting for me as my fathers roots are in San Bernardino and new Mexico and have eaten at the still operating Mitla Cafe. But to me, Mexican food is comfort food, even watered down margaritas or too saucy enchiladas. I still crave it often! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kb__09 | 1/18/2014

    " If you enjoy Mexican food as much as I do, it's definitely worth a read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave White | 12/17/2013

    " Another book that really reads like a series of magazine articles instead of a single coherent narrative. This one holds up better than Banana because Gustavo Arellano is an engaging writer and structures the book so that each chapter explores a single, coherent idea. Early chapters provide a glimpse into a world where grizzled 1890s street vendors were ready to knife each other to protect their tamale patches but don't explore it in any depth. Later chapters about the history of Taco Bell and the invention of the frozen margarita that make the book worth reading anyway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Bales | 12/7/2013

    " This account of how Mexican food has made it's way into American cuisine is funny and informative. I admit to being one of the vanquished! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 12/1/2013

    " This is a much stronger effort than "Orange County." Sr. Arellano has an excellent, cohesive narrative regarding the rise and subsequent americanization of Mexican food. Is it sometimes a little biased? But of course, but I appreciate his attempts at showing how the bastardization of Mexican food is actually more Mexican than one would believe. I do disagree with his 5 best Mexican meals in America, but the point is to disagree, Sr. Arellano states as much in that chapter. Otherwise, I was fascinated with the stories of the burrito, the birth of the taquito, and the sunrise and sunset of the Mexican chain restaurant. Now, to go make some chilaquiles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin Huston | 9/29/2013

    " I enjoyed all the information about how the foods entered the American diet. The chip on the author's shoulder was a bit hard to read around at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn Fleishman | 9/27/2013

    " A little too encyclopedic at times, the book does tell a good set of tales about why America (and the world) embraces and usually transforms wave after wave of Mexican dishes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Church sielen | 8/14/2013

    " Really interesting about the origin of Mexican food in the US. I can now argue about what is "authentic" Mexican food. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 5/28/2013

    " Gustavo Arellano ("Ask a Mexican") has done for Mexican-American food what Jennifer 8. Lee did for Chinese-American food in "The Fortune Cookie Chronicles." Both feature tales of plucky immigrants who conquer prejudice with flavor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Torie | 5/18/2013

    " Reading this book got me thinking a lot about hybridity and the notion of "authenticity," especially in the realm of what is "Mexican" versus "Mexican-American." Lots of interesting burritos for thought along these lines in this book that's ostensibly about food. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnscottfoster | 4/29/2013

    " Although one reviewer was put off by the play with the term "authentic" what i got out of it was that cuisines are continuously evolving and that authentic is a term that just doesn't work. I did wish he had included a list of all the cookbooks he referenced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 3/17/2013

    " Delicious... makes the mouth water. My favorite section was the four pages of San Diego style Mexican food in the burrito chapter, including the history of the "-bertos". Wish I could get a California Burrito out here! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hope | 2/24/2013

    " Makes me homesick for Texas... But as I love all things Tex Mex-- frozen margaritas, enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, empanadas, etc, etc, etc.... This book was entertaining, enjoyable, and a fun read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 2/1/2013

    " Fun book, but left out so much... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misteeyed | 11/19/2012

    " In every chapter I had a"Who knew?" moment. This is a delightful history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 11/18/2012

    " Quick, fun read about the history of Mexican food in the U.S. in all its variants. Made me hungry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gaynol | 12/8/2011

    " What a great book! A fascinating look at Mexican food in this country. Entertaining and easy to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angieeatspeace | 9/26/2011

    " Arellano definitely knows how to write about food. I learned a lot of fun facts and historical pieces. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 9/4/2011

    " made me hungry! Interesting to see how the Mexican foods were Americanized, which foods came first and how they were introduced. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice D'agostino | 2/13/2011

    " very much enjoying this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 2/5/2011

    " I love books about food. I love Mexican food. This was a winner for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Norma Saldana | 9/27/2010

    " Excellent,very well researched, learned alot. As an aside, Gustavo also doing some good reporting on police brutalty in Anaheim. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 4/25/2010

    " Witty but purists may be offended that Arellano sees as much validity in Taco Bell and El Torito as he does in Rick Bayless and Diana Kennedy. A fast-paced, entertaining read. "

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About the Author
Author George Lopez

George Lopez is a New York Times bestselling author, stand-up comedian, actor, and talk show host. He lives in Los Angeles.