There is only one winner in boxing. Fighting against your opponent and fighting against your own inner demons become one in the same. Those who survive both in and out of the ring are beloved worldwide. Those who do not spiral downward into drugs, prison, and even murder. "[My] life's been pretty tragic," remarks Johnny. "But in the ring, it's been a blessing." Mi Vida Loca is not just a nickname for Johnny, but a legendary tale of a life lived over the edge and back.
MI VIDA LOCA - My Crazy Life - tells the story of members of a troubled family who are reunited at their home on Washington's Olympic Peninsula as the father begins treatment for drug addiction. "With a handful of plays ... Eric Overmyer has established himself as one of contemporary theater's wittiest playwrights." -Jan Stuart, Seven Days "Eric Overmyer [is] one of this nation's most accomplished and vividly imaginative playwrights." -Wayne Johnson, The Seattle Times
Based on a true story, this book shows that it does not matter how much intelligence you possess, nor does it matter how much money you may have, because we all have problems that seem insurmountable. Jonathan Rundy went to school hungry and was too proud to ask for anything. He was the product of a dysfunctional family. His father was both an alcoholic and a pedophile. His mother too passive and tolerant. And worse yet was the fact that Rundy possessed a genius IQ. Jonathan reveals what it was like to grow up in a world where everybody around him seemed stupid and naove. Feel his pain as he talks about being sent to a reformatory for no reason other than his father wanted him out of the way so that he could molest Rundy's sisters. Relive with Rundy the horrors of seeing murders and having to kill. Then go to prison. Life can be hell for no apparent reason. And the greatest hell can come from inside your own mind. Rundy exposes a corrupt government and raises questions as to why it exists. Rundy also reveals plans on how to make the world a better place by reducing crime. And they are both simplistic and feasible. This book is well worth taking a long, hard look at. It is amazing.
The Lyricist Firm presents... Lynnett Fox and LOVE OR DEATH, Mi Vida Loca. I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. The nightmares kept creeping in. I was at this big ass house wearing this long white dress; I was having lemonade out on a porch that looked like it was from the 1920's when he appeared with a knife. He began to stab me over and over again. He was hitting me with relentless force. He wouldn't stop. Would I live through this? Christina "Weda" Thomas thought she had met the perfect man when she met Marcos, little did she know that her knight would take her on a dark twisted road of domestic violence, sexual and drug abuse. Sit back as we take a journey through Weda's crazy life. Lynnett Fox delivers a gritty honest look into a world of abuse, drugs, and denial. Once you're between the crust of this book, you'll finish the toast with a very interesting ending. What do you fear more the addiction or the abuse? that's the question this gritty story asks. Lynnett leads us on the dark journey through this Hispanic ghetto where we learn to love an addict who only needs a chance.
Dawn Chase is back with the Tucson Police Department as a homicide detective. She gets involved with a cartel case and is trying to outrun the DEA and FBI. She is a fast runner as she regrettably does not have a lucrative hobby for a backup plan.
The Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands
Author: Rosa Linda Fregoso
Publisher: Univ of California Press
meXicana Encounters charts the dynamic and contradictory representation of Mexicanas and Chicanas in culture. Rosa Linda Fregoso's deft analysis of the cultural practices and symbolic forms that shape social identities takes her across a wide and varied terrain. Among the subjects she considers are the recent murders and disappearances of women in Ciudad Juárez; transborder feminist texts that deal with private, domestic forms of violence; how films like John Sayles's Lone Star re-center white masculinity; and the significance of la familia to the identity of Chicanas/os and how it can subordinate gender and sexuality to masculinity and heterosexual roles. Fregoso's self-reflexive approach to cultural politics embraces the movement for social justice and offers new insights into the ways that racial and gender differences are inscribed in cultural practices.