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Definitely Hispanic

Essays on Growing Up Latino and Celebrating What Unites Us
Narrated by: LeJuan James
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
5 out of 5 stars (97 ratings)

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

LeJuan James loves being Hispanic. But growing up in the US to immigrant parents, he quickly noticed their house rules and traditions didn’t always match up with his friends’. The result was a lifetime of laugh-out-loud relatable content for his videos. After half a decade of reenacting his experiences online, LeJuan is taking a closer look at everything he loves about his family’s culture.

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 "#Home", where he talks about how his family moved back and forth between the US and Puerto Rico until settling in Orlando, FL, to "#TheHouse", when he was finally able to buy his parents the home they deserve thanks to his online success; this wide-ranging collection of essays will resonate with fans of all ages who feel like they straddle the line between two (or more) cultures, languages, and/or identities.

©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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Truly enjoyed your humor and honesty.

I love how you covered so much and how enjoyable you make every minute of it. Thank you for narrating the book. It made it so much better. Thank you for always keeping your videos and messages clean and so family friendly. It’s truly hard to find in today’s society.

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Nothing short of AMAZING!!!

Although I LOVE to read there was no way I could pass up listening to LeJuan read his book to me!!! It made me laugh, reminisce about my childhood, think about the the Latina Mom I am 🙈😂 and even cry....this book was nothing short of AMAZING!!! May God continue to bless you and your family!!!

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cool listen. not every Latin family is like that

cool listen even though not all Latin families are like that but good amount of similarities

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Took me back to my childhood!

I was cracking up the whole time. I could hear my parents saying those things. Nice job le Juan !

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amazing

love every minute of the book, so many things I can relate. very inspiring. thank toy LeJuan

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It was okay

The story is great but it was the performance that killed it for me, an hour in I had stop listening to it. I feel I would have enjoyed reading the title more than I did listening to it.

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Amazing and inspiring resource for ALL

I was truly inspired by this book. It touched the core of my soul in many ways. Not only did I appreciate all of the traditions, customs, and dramatic expressions of my Hispanic experience but it answered many of my questions about my up-bringing that were left to believe my family was crazy. Listening to this book inspires me to share it as a book club with the middle and high school kids I work for that currently live these experiences and need a better perspective of their situation. I am forever grateful to LeJuan for sharing it in this generation of time. It is definitely a timeless resource for all ethic groups to read so we can understand our Hispanic culture. Love, love, love it! NYC HISPANIC EDUCATOR AND ADMINISTRATOR