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Selected Stories From "Chicana Falsa"
Selected Stories From "Chicana Falsa"
Genre: Special Interest


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Title: Selected Stories From "Chicana Falsa"
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Total Copies: 1
Genre: Special Interest
Styles: Comedy & Spoken Word, Poetry, Spoken Word & Interviews
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731453448421, 731453448445, 769712413248

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Serros is my heroine!
Linda Rose | San Mateo, CA / Oxnard, CA USA | 08/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Michelle is an incredible writer with great insight on how it is to be a not so perfect Mexicana in a place where your heritage is the most defining thing about you. I was also born and raised in Oxnard, California and it was like reading a running diary of a friend who has shared similar experiences. It made me proud to see another Latina coming out of Chiques who made something of herself, and a writer no less. She and her writing are an inspiration to me and to the many other Latinas out there who are trying to figure themselves out with our heritage as the jumping point. This is the type of book you'll want to flip through from time to time when the study or work load gets too mundane and you want to come back to who you remember yourself as."
Hysterical, poignant, sublime
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Serros writes lucidly, brilliantly, with great pathos, humor, and insight, of her unique Chicana experience. But with "famous bologna cheese rolls," a "Farrah hairdo" sister guessing the values of appliances on "The Price is Right," and a typical family silenced and paralyzed by old grudges at the funeral of a great-grandfather, one would be hard pressed to make the case that these poems and stories are only about Chicanos (or Americans for that matter). For this is, above all, a very human book, a book built on solid universal appeal, widely accessible and concerned first and foremost with that main objective of any good writer, regardless of ethnic background: creating good writing. And Serros accomplishes this with amazing success by presenting writing which never preaches or strives to throw politics in our faces, but rather, which simply focuses on telling a good story, on putting words together to explore emotional issues and experiences, and on trying to make some sense out of this thing of being human. Life as a "Chicana" is indeed changing--has changed--since the term was first appropriated more than thirty years ago by the first Chicano activists, but as mainstream America finally begins to absorb this, we find in Michele Serros the perfect balance of Chicano awareness and pop American culture, the right combination of grace, intelligence, and compassion, to push both cultures forward--together--to the next level."
Anal retentive review proves Serros' point about Chicanas Fa
La Llorona | Chicago, IL | 03/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a wonderful book that adds a unique voice to the Chicana Literary Canon. Anyone (most especially another Chicana?) who believes this book is unworthy of publication and that the writing is not as good as Toni Morrison or Rita Dove is a perfect example of the type of "Chicana Falsa" that Serros so brilliantly calls out in her book. Serros is a brave and cutting edge Chicana writer--a prolific and witty writer. There is no single form of African American writing. Why should we insist that there be one for Chicanas?

Read this book and then read her follow up: How to be a Chicana Role Model. Then later in spring 2006, pre-order her upcoming work: Honey Blonde Chicana. Serros writes biting satire like no other Chicana writing today. You won't be disappointed."