Latinas in Love: A Guide to Romance for the Modern Hispanic Woman

Latinas in Love: A Guide to Romance for the Modern Hispanic Woman

by Valerie Menard
     
 

The basic ingredients for a good romance are the same for women everywhere—love, respect, admiration, and desire. What makes romantic relationships unique for Hispanic women is the ever-widening gap between the pressures of their modern American life and the cultural expectations of their tradition-based families. With the wisdom, warmth, and humor of an older

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The basic ingredients for a good romance are the same for women everywhere—love, respect, admiration, and desire. What makes romantic relationships unique for Hispanic women is the ever-widening gap between the pressures of their modern American life and the cultural expectations of their tradition-based families. With the wisdom, warmth, and humor of an older sister, journalist and relationship expert Valerie Menard offers valuable guidance on romantic and cultural issues exclusive to Latinas, including dating and marriage rituals, which traditions to keep and which to discard, dating outside the Hispanic community, the "sexy Latina" stereotype, and much more. Fun and informative, Latinas in Love will show Latinas of all ages how to balance their Hispanic traditions with modern American lessons to find the healthy and satisfying relationship they've been searching for. This book is fun, sensible, sassy, informative—a one-of-a-kind guide to love and romance for the modern day Latina, from Valerie Menard who regularly doles out romantic guidance in her advice columns for Moderna magazine.

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Library Journal
Menard (The Latino Holiday Book: From Cinco de Mayo to Dia de los Muertos) assumes the role of the experienced adviser, examining aspects of relationships specific to Latinas, who are encouraged to discover and respect themselves as they struggle to balance contemporary and traditional lifestyles. Though readers may wish for consistency and brevity to counteract occasional aimless musing (e.g., on Hollywood Latinas), there is decent guidance, e.g., "self-love means you can look in the mirror and believe that you wouldn't want to be anyone else." Recommended to supplement self-help collections that should already own Sandra Guzman's informative and encouraging Latina's Bible: The Nueva Latina's Guide to Love, Spirituality, Family, and la Vida. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569245125
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
01/15/2003
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 7.22(h) x 0.69(d)

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