Brown by Richard Rodriguez
The Last Discovery of America

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In his dazzling new memoir, Richard Rodriguez reflects on the color brown and the meaning of Hispanics to the life of America today. Rodriguez argues that America has been brown since its inception-since the moment the African and the European met within the Indian eye. But more than simply a book about race, Brown is about America in the broadest sense—a look at what our country is, full of surprising observations by a writer who is a marvelous stylist as well as a trenchant observer and thinker.
 

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Richard Rodriguez is the author of Hunger of Memory and Days of Obligation. He works as an editor at the Pacific News Service in San Francisco and is a contributing editor for Harper's magazine and the Sunday Opinion section of the Los Angeles Times. He also appears regularly as an essayist on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
 
Published March 25, 2003 by Penguin Books. 258 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, History, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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the black-white argument, he writes, “is like listening to a bad marriage through a thin partition, a civil war replete with violence, recrimination, mimicry, slamming doors.” That’s not to say that those tensions are not real, and Rodriguez allows that plenty of doors have been slammed in his fa...

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Sergio the penguin isn't afraid of all water—just “the very deep kind.” But with the help of floaties, a snorkel, a life preserver, he discovers that taking the plunge isn't so bad after all.

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For the other team.” But Sergio is determined to play and jumps at the chance to “try being the goalie!” The bold, graphic four-color spreads evoke vintage sports posters, and Sergio finally gets to shine during the championship game against a team of overconfident seagulls.

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("The cars the kids drive are nicer than the cars grown-ups drive back in Taos," Paski observes when she catches her first glimpse of Aliso Niguel High.) Trouble arises when Paski's biking skills and good looks catch the notice of heartthrob Chris Cabrera, who dates Jessica Nguyen, the most popul...

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"I write about race in hope of undermining the notion of race in America," notes Rodriguez (Hunger of Memory) in this provocative and challenging meditation on identity, racial and otherwise, in American culture.

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RJ Smith's The One: The Life and Music of James Brown crackles with the same intensity Brown used to overcome his destitute beginnings to become the Godfather of Soul, who could whip audiences into a sweat-drenched frenzy with his primal screams and electrifying dance moves.PHOTOS: James Brown th...

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Time Out New York

Actress Gina Rodriguez gives what critics are hailing as a star-making performance as an LA hip hop artist on the brink of stardom in ‘Filly Brown’, which screened in the Premieres section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Anyone who has read Richard Rodriguez's Days of Obligation: An Argument With My Mexican Father (1992) knows that this maverick editor of the Pacific News Service in San Fran...

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