Definitely Hispanic

Essays on Growing Up Latino and Celebrating What Unites Us
Narrated by: LeJuan James
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 out of 5 stars (276 ratings)

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Perfect for fans of Jane the Virgin’s celebration of Latinidad and Fresh Off the Boat’s situational humor, Definitely Hispanic is a collection of introspective and witty essays by social media influencer and viral phenomenon LeJuan James about growing up Hispanic in the US.

Social media influencer and viral phenomenon LeJuan James loves being Hispanic. But growing up in the United States to immigrant parents, he quickly noticed that their house rules and traditions didn’t always match up with his friends’. Years later, the result was a lifetime of laugh-out-loud, relatable moments that he reenacted on camera and shared with the world online. Now, LeJuan is taking a closer look at everything he loves about his family, culture, and community. Definitely Hispanic is a collection of heartfelt memoiristic essays that explores the themes LeJuan touches upon in his videos, and celebrates the values and traditions being kept alive by Hispanic parents raising US-born children. He shares anecdotes about discovering the differences between his and his friends’ households, demystifies “La Pela” (the Spanking), explains the vital role women play in Hispanic families, and pays reverence to universal cultural truths like “food is love” and “music is in Hispanics’ DNA”. From the chapter “#Home” - in which LeJuan talks about how his family moved back and forth between the United States and Puerto Rico until settling in Orlando, Florida - to “#TheHouse” - in which he was finally able to buy his parents the home they deserve thanks to his online success - this wide-ranging collection celebrates being Latino and offers a humorous yet warmhearted look at the lives of second-generation immigrants in the US. LeJuan’s hilarious online persona comes to life at every moment. 

©2019 LeJuan James (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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Amazing...

I laughed, I cried, and saw my own life reflected in this story...keep on bringing us your talent LeJuan...we need more of this in today’s world!!

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Super Proud of You Juan :)

Like WoooooooW!! Super proud of you Lejuan. As a Dominican American person that I am I'm really truly Happy & Proud of you.

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Hits home

Awesome book that took me back to my childhood while confirming that all my nutty habits is in bedded in my blood. Hahha

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Enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing

A+ - Thanks for sharing, can definitely relate, growing up latina and all you talked about.

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Juan is so good at story telling!

I have the habit of starting books and not finishing them unless I find it extremely interesting... this book is one that I have been enjoying especially while going for a walk, or doing chores, putting me in a good mood listening to his hilarious stories (And the best part, he actually reads it himself! Which makes the content of the book even better). It’s relatable if you’re Hispanic, but even if you’re not, it’s entertaining to say the least.

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Love the positive prospective!

I usually watch all his video obviously it’s hilarious. The whole book is broken down for people to understand that Hispanic parents show live even through the cranky snaps at you, and the book finish with a positive vibe!! Great job showing a positive love from a Hispanic family. Stay blessed and thrive!

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So Much Truth

I loved it! Brought back my childhood & explains my parenting. Full of laughs! #Goodlife

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Heart to Heart

From a nyrican who was raised in NY summers in Puerto Rico with my grandparents to moving to Fl to PR and now back to Fl its like he read my story . So many things made me and the famimy meloncholy remembering our Abuelita and the chavito y comida buenisima! God bless you! Sending this book to all my family!

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wonderful!

always nice to know the person u admire, and his honesty and candor is refreshing! thank you for a wonderful book!

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Movie!!!

I love this book. you Made me laugh cey and laugh some more. totally relatable. Funny...