¿Por Qué Lloras? (Why You Crying?): Una mirada en serio a la vida, el amor, y la risa (My Long, Hard Look at Life, Love, and Laughter)

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Abandonado por su padre, un trabajador migratorio, a la tierna edad de dos meses, y luego también, a los diez años, por una madre emocionalmente inestable, López creció solo, con rabia, atormentado y objeto de burlas en el Valle de San Fernando, California, criado por unos abuelos para quienes el amor era una mala palabra.

Inspirado por sus ídolos, Freddie Prinze Sr. y Richard Pryor, López comienza un turbulento recorrido de veinte años por el frenético mundo de los comediantes ...

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Overview

Abandonado por su padre, un trabajador migratorio, a la tierna edad de dos meses, y luego también, a los diez años, por una madre emocionalmente inestable, López creció solo, con rabia, atormentado y objeto de burlas en el Valle de San Fernando, California, criado por unos abuelos para quienes el amor era una mala palabra.

Inspirado por sus ídolos, Freddie Prinze Sr. y Richard Pryor, López comienza un turbulento recorrido de veinte años por el frenético mundo de los comediantes — tratando de aprender un arte que nadie puede enseñar; triunfando una noche y fracasando la sigui-ente; luchando contra la ira, el alcohol, la depresión, y la duda, al tiempo que se enfrenta a las barreras levantadas para impedir que los chicanos salgan adelante, especialmente en los programas de las grandes cadenas de televisión.

En este día, el programa de George López es un éxito en las horas de más audiencia en ABC y sus presentaciones personales como comediante, vendidas a capacidad, atraen a miles de admiradores de todas edades que se desternillan de la risa con las historias salidas de una vida que, de lo triste que era, llegó a ser cómica.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743267854
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 5/3/2005
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,146,636
  • Product dimensions: 0.57 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

George Lopez is the cocreator, writer, producer, and star of the acclaimed ABC sitcom George Lopez. A current cast member of HBO's Inside the NFL, he has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Good Morning America, among others. A recipient of many prestigious awards and honors, Lopez lives with his family in California.

Armen Keteyian is a six-time Emmy Award-winning correspondent for CBS and HBO Sports. A New York Times bestselling author and coauthor of eight books, he lives in Connecticut.

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  • Posted November 23, 2009

    An Often Funny But Unfortunately Bitter Man

    I read this title in Spanish. It was written in English and not translated by the author who probably didn't write the original either (by that I refer to a ghost writer). The George Lopez show was one of the funniest on TV in no small part because Lopez is very funny and comes across in that show a a warm person. Unfortunately, in his book and in much of his standup comedy he demonstrates what a bitter, racist person he truly is. It's so very sad that a man so talented and who has come so far cannot let go of what truly appears to have been a sad childhood.

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  • Posted May 29, 2009

    George Lopez

    This book is full of humor, insight, and lots of commonality for the Latino community. I took me back to portions of my childhood, prior to being informed that I was "at risk" for being a minority, female and raised by a single mother. I could relate to much of Mr. Lopez's life and what I took from the book was that realizing no matter how the world changes, the Love of God is my anchor to sanity, contentment and hope.

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