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

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of lost causes

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. I'm in it--Orange County, California

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Failing those that I love

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not shtupping one of the chicks I mentioned in my Orange County book

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