Gustavo Arellano

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Gustavo Arellano’s ¡Ask a Mexican! column has a circulation of more than two million in thirty-eight markets (and counting). He has received the President’s Award from the Los Angeles Press Club, an Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and a 2008 Latino Spirit Award from the California State legislature. Arellano has appeared on the Today show, Nightline, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and The Colbert Report. For more information, visit AskAMexican.net.

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Taco USA
Orange County
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If your mom tells you she loves you, check it out

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. honesty, passion, commitment

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Surrounded by books, with bourbon on the sides, The Simpsons (the good seasons) on the telly, and a naked gal sleeping in my bedroom.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Failing those that I love

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Tom Joad from the Grapes of Wrath

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