After getting kicked out of the police academy, Alfred Robles rose to become one of the hottest young comedians in the country. Two years into his comedy career, Alfred was featured on the hit shows Loco Comedy Jam and the Latino Laugh Festival. Alfred has spent the last three years touring the country and the world with Gabriel Iglesias on Comedy Central´s Fluffy Shop Tour, Comedy Central´s Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution, and Gabriel Iglesias´ Unity Through Laughter Tour. He has been seen on NUVO TV´s Stand Up and Deliver, STARZ´s Staaand Upp, and Comedy.TV with Byron Allen. A mix between the comedy stylings of Mitch Hedberg and Jim Jeffries, Alfred´s comedy is on the dark side. He steps on the line but doesn´t cross it. But beware - no one is safe from Alfred´s good-humored teasing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alfred Robles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/roar/000180/pf_roar_000180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wendy C. Ortiz was an only child and a bookish, insecure girl living with alcoholic parents in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Her relationship with a charming and deeply flawed private school teacher 15 years her senior appeared to give her the kind of power teenagers wish for, regardless of consequences. Her teacher - now a registered sex offender - continually encouraged her passion for writing while making her promise she was not leaving any written record about their dangerous sexual relationship. This conflicted relationship with her teacher may have been just five years long, but would imprint itself on her and her later relationships, queer and straight, for the rest of her life. In Excavation: A Memoir, the black and white of the standard victim/perpetrator stereotype gives way to unsettling grays. The present-day narrator reflects on the girl she once was, as well as the teacher and parent she has become. It´s a beautifully written and powerful story of a woman reclaiming her whole heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bonne Kramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021230/bk_adbl_021230_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Drawing on her own memories of alienation and exile, a Cuban lesbian writer tells stories of men and women searching for love and fulfillment - Latino immigrants, lesbians, gay and straight men, people with AIDS, addicts, and many others. Simultaneous. Tour. IP. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Doyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000626/bk_acx0_000626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The classic, best-selling book on the psychology of racism - now fully revised and updated. Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see black, white, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential listening for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beverly Daniel Tatum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003377/bk_hach_003377_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They Bled Blue is the rollicking yarn of the Los Angeles Dodgers´ crazy 1981 season, a watershed campaign that cemented the team´s place and reputation as fitting thoroughly within the surrounding LA culture. That it culminated in an unlikely World Series win - during a split season demarcated by a strike, no less - is not even the most interesting thing about this team. The Dodgers were led by the garrulous Tommy Lasorda, whose office hosted a regular stream of Hollywood royalty. They had Steve Garvey, the first baseman with the movie-star good looks. Garvey was teamed with Ron Cey, Davey Lopes, and Bill Russell in the most durable infield in major league history, with 1981 presenting their final chance to win a championship as a unit. The difference maker was an entirely unexpected 20-year-old nearly straight out of Mexico, with a wild delivery and a screwball as his flippin´ out pitch. Fernando Valenzuela didn´t speak much English, but his baseball ability broke down cultural barriers and helped fill Dodger Stadium to the brim with a Southern California Latino population that had been thirsting for just such a success story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Turbow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002613/bk_high_002613_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Workaholic Nate Erickson is a successful real estate developer who thrives on long hours and stress. When a Los Angeles project prompts him to relocate to Santa Monica, he welcomes the change of scenery. Nate has always considered romantic entanglements trouble, but his sexy next-door neighbor isn´t easy to ignore. Which makes no sense, because Nate is straight… or so he´s always thought. Alex Reyes is a retired professional soccer player turned West Hollywood business owner with an insatiable lust for life. He loves his family, friends, and work. But there´s one life challenge left to accomplish: coming out publicly. Respect for traditional Latino values has kept him in the closet, but Alex begins to think he and his new neighbor might help one another combat their fears. As Alex and Nate forge a strong friendship, they soon realize facing their personal demons will take more courage than either man bargained for. The reward is immeasurable… if the timing is right.
Workaholic Nate Erickson is a successful real estate developer who thrives on long hours and stress. When a Los Angeles project prompts him to relocate to Santa Monica, he welcomes the change of scenery. Nate has always considered romantic entanglements trouble, but his sexy next-door neighbor isn´t easy to ignore. Which makes no sense, because Nate is straight...or so he´s always thought. Alex Reyes is a retired professional soccer player turned West Hollywood business owner with an insatiable lust for life. He loves his family, friends, and work. But there´s one life challenge left to accomplish: coming out publicly. Respect for traditional Latino values has kept him in the closet, but Alex begins to think he and his new neighbor might help one another combat their fears. As Alex and Nate forge a strong friendship, they soon realize facing their personal demons will take more courage than either man bargained for. The reward is immeasurable...if the timing is right. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055165/bk_acx0_055165_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Booker Geez goes from the free-spirited world of the clothing industry to the restriction and the chaos of juvenile detention in a true Bronx Tale of a fathers love for his children. As a juvenile counselor Booker is confronted with his moral judgement and his obligatory responsibilities while becoming more institutionalized than the children he is paid to protect. is tell all book is a glance into the crooked world of city agencies that oppress those on their payroll and neglect needs of the children under their care. When society asked the question, ´´Where the Wild Things Are?´´ e answer is that they are in detention. With the school-to-prison pipeline that exist in this country Locked Up and Put Away has the potential to educate parents and their teenage children on the dangers and toxic atmosphere that thrive these facilities. Locked Up and Put Away will attack street culture at its core and dispel the myth that going to jail is a rights-of passage for Black and Latino men. Locked Up and Put Away is a raw depiction of how life is on the inside of a secure detention, describing everything from the outfits to the slang used to communicate between the youth o enders, to the size of their rooms. This book is scared straight on paper and engages the reader in endless situations from incidents involving youth offenders placed in the facility, the staff responsible for their care and the administration watching over the staff. This book has everything from sex, to drugs to hip-hop music as the backdrop with incidents involving street gangs that fight for control of the building against the juvenile counselors paid to control them. Readers are taken on a rollercoaster ride of jaw dropping events that come to a powerful conclusion at the hands of a system that has out lived its existence.