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 AskAMexican.net.

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Taco USA
Orange County
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My parents--for being unasimmilated Mexicans, they sure have accomplished a lot in this country

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Surrounded by books, with bourbon on the sides, The Simpsons (the good seasons) on the telly, and a naked gal sleeping in my bedroom.

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 are your most overused words or phrases?

A. You know--I stole it from East Los Angeles

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