The powerful Chicano street-tough look—or cholo style—continues to become incorporated as a matter of pride in the fast-growing American Hispanic culture and, as reported by The New York Times, is now part of “the fashion vernacular of non-Latinos as well.”
From his San Francisco home, author Reynaldo Berrios started Mi Vida Loca maga-zine in 1992 (nearly two years prior to the release of Allison Anders’ movie of the same name) with ambitious goals: “I wanted vatos to get started on a peace treaty. I wanted for cholos to stop the drive-bys. I wanted for the mainstream to stop acting as if La Raza didn’t exist. I wanted my people to have a voice and to be proud of our beliefs, our heroes, and our culture.”
Cholo Style includes interviews and photographs obtained at great risk from gang members and underworld leaders throughout the state of California, plus intense, stylized line drawings from barrios, prisons, and low-rider cultural gatherings.
With over 150 photographs, illustrations, and letters, the sharply designed Cholo Style presents the fast-expanding Chicano barrio culture from its most authentic and street-credible perspective.
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About the Author
Born in El Salvador, Rey Berrios is divorced, raises two sons, studies for a career in Bio-Agriculture and calls San Francisco home. Rey was nearly killed in vicious knife-fights and produced Mi Vida Loca for nearly two decades, ultimately turning against counterproductive gang violence and advocating La Raza and Chicano resistance to "gavacho" power.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is about this north sider and he just talks about his life in the '"barrio". After a while he just kind of treys to stop his cholo ways and makes a magazine called "mi vida loca". His magazine is about other cholos lives in the barrio. He goes around to different places and even though he knows it¿s dangerous because he can get jumped, stabbed, or killed. I haven¿t finished the book but I think is good so far. People that like gangster books would like this book
i like this book because it's based on a true story about this north sider and how he lived in the streets. then he moves in with his dad to try to get oput of the gang but he ends up not like that. so he moves back LA and he just talks anbout hown you should never show fear and a bunch of stuff like that, stay strong and he just give you lots of idvise and how you shoulnt get in to gangs becaues it messes up your life. basicly i like it because hes like talking to you and talking about his life and it's really interesting.
Well written, Grate Historical Value. Photes give you the reality of the street life.