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Rick Najera at La Casa Azul BookstoreFriday October 4, 2013
6pm – 8pm
La Casa Azul Bookstore
143 E. 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029
(between Lexington & Park Ave,103rd St stop on the 6 train)
More about Rick’s book:
Rick Najera takes an unapologetic and honest look at the depiction of Latino culture with his new thought-provoking and comedic memoir, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood (SmileyBooks, September 16, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4019-4312-7, $16.95, Trade Paperback). The book is set to be released nationwide on September 16th, during Hispanic Heritage month and on Mexican Independence Day.
In his memoir, Najera explores what it means to be Latino within the ever-changing backdrop of life as a Hollywood creative. California-born with Mexican-American roots, Najera offers an insider’s view into his life through an ironic yet comedic lens, from in front of the camera to behind, from the page to the stage and beyond.
“Rick Najera is more than just a funnyman,” states Tavis Smiley, founder of SmileyBooks. “He is a brilliant reader of the social, political and ethnic strife with which we wrestle within our modern-day society. Like most brilliant comics, he has mastered the art of getting us to laugh first so that we might listen.”