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CriticasAfter years of facing obstacles as a Latino radio host in Los Angeles, Honduran immigrant Almendarez Coello came up with a magic formula. He became "El Cucuy de la Manana" ("The Morning Boogeyman"), a sort of Latino Howard Stern with a philanthropic side, blending off-color humor with fund-raising efforts for the poor and advocacy for Latinos. His morning program soon became America's number one Spanish-language radio show, immensely popular among Mexicans and other Latinos of Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Houston. In this amusing and honest account of his life, Almendarez Coello remembers his poverty-ridden Honduran childhood, his arrival in the United States, and his slow rise to becoming one of the country's most popular radio personalities. Simulating an interview with a journalist, Almendarez Coello mixes jokes with daring revelations about acts of infidelity and domestic violence, along with his alcohol and drug abuse. Other juxtapositions include macho celebrations of his countless love affairs and life as a gigolo alongside claims about his love and respect for women, especially his mother. Despite some Mexican slang, the language is accessible, and the informal prose flows smoothly. Recommended for public libraries and bookstores, especially in Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Houston, and their surrounding areas.
—Carmen Ospina, "Criticas"