Why You Crying?

Why You Crying?

My Long, Hard Look at Life, Love, and Laughter

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
A sitcom star and comedian recounts his rise from a hard-luck background to celebrity, describing such life experiences as his fatherless upbringing, his struggles with alcohol and depression, the inspirations that motivated his career, and his devotion to his family. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

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A third-generation Mexican-American comedian and actor describes his twenty-year rise from poor Chicano kid to success as an entertainer, detailing his dysfunctional childhood and his triumph over alcoholism and depression.

Simon and Schuster
Cowritten by Emmy Award–winning writer and sportscaster Armen Keteyian, the darkly funny narrative of Why You Crying? riffs on the importance of family, the stark, often hysterical differences between Chicano and gringo culture, and the inspirational message that anybody can become Somebody. Read it and weep!

When George Lopez gives a comic performance, there’s not a dry eye or empty seat in the house, and for six years, millions of viewers tuned in to get their weekly G-Lo fix with ABC’s The George Lopez Show. Now, George is back, and he’s made the switch from prime-time family guy to late-night talk show host. Lopez Tonight combines George’s irreverent and very opinionated humor with spontaneous celebrity interactions to create a party of a show; with George, the audience knows the conversation will be high-energy, low-formality, and 100 percent unpredictable.

But while he can make his audiences cry with laughter, Lopez’s own life—before becoming one of America’s most popular Latino personalities—was anything but funny. Abandoned by his California migrant-worker father at the tender age of two months and deserted by his own mother at the age of ten years, Lopez was raised by grandparents who viewed “love” as a different four-letter word.

Co-written by Emmy Award-winning writer and sportscaster Armen Keteyian, the darkly funny narrative of Why You Crying? riffs on the importance of family, the stark, often hysterical differences between Chicano and gringo culture, and the inspirational message that anybody can become Somebody. Read it and weep!

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005, c2004
ISBN: 9780743259958
0743259955
Branch Call Number: BIO Lopez LOP
Characteristics: viii, 194 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Keteyian, Armen

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Jan 16, 2013

An interesting read, and surprising one as well, for me. I watch the show now, on Nick at Nite. The book explains a lot in how George and his "mother" Benny Lopez act and react to each other on the show. I can say:"Now I get it!" George Lopez is a surprisingly strong man, perservering through every bit of crap life threw him and coming out at the top! Kudos, George Lopez!

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