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New edition of 'Latina's Bible' updated with new challenges

Wednesday, June 8th 2011
Sandra Guzmán has updated her "Latina's Bible" with sections on new challenges.
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Sandra Guzmán has updated her "Latina's Bible" with sections on new challenges.
"Latinas have a reputation of talking a lot," Sandra Guzmán says. "I just don't think we talk enough about issues that matter."
In the second edition of her self-help book, "The New Latina's Bible: The Modern Latina's Guide to Love, Spirituality, Family and La Vida" (Seal Press, $19.95), Guzmán offers a chatty, informative, girl-I've-been-there guide.
She tackles the small terrors - pimples! - and cultural brushes, like Latina girls don't date. ("Those things are for gringas," her mom says.)
But in an update of the 2002 edition, she has added chapters that discuss such troubling issues as depression, domestic violence and the rising epidemic of Latina teenage suicide.
"We need to start having conversations with ourselves, with our daughters, with our sons - with each other," says Guzmán, who conceived the book as a dialogue, not a set of commandments.  Read more

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