Never Marry A Mexican

  • by Sandra Cisneros
  • Narrated by Rita Moreno
  • 0 hrs and 39 mins
  • Other

Publisher's Summary

A woman, Clemencia, remembers her family, her parents’ culture, and her affair with a married man. A glimpse of what it’s like to be Chicana, out of place, and not knowing which class you belong to.


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This is among my favorite audiobooks, even though it's just one story. The writing is honest and sublime, the performance informed and spot-on. I liked it so much I purchased the audiobook of the story collection it originally appeared in.

The complexity and depth of the narrator is a marvel of writing and I have listened to it at least four times.
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- Dobbs

not good

I don't see the point of this. It's like a diary entry from a bitter, unpleasant woman who has a big hang up about being Mexican, and who is a racist. It isn't interesting, or well written or in any way engaging. Lots of people don't like their jobs. Lots of people don't have a lot of money. Lots of people don't have a perfect life - I don't see how being "chicana" is connected. It is simply incidental to her complaining, aside from her racism. The prose is poor and the "story" not at all engaging, even a little. It was work to stay focused. At no point does the listener/reader care about the character, or even hate her - just shallow contempt and boredom. And it feels too personal, but not in a good way - like a train of thought journal entry that really should have stayed private because it's not good enough to be shared. I am very surprised this writer has won any acclaim - though I think there has to be some political correctness going on as it is just very poor stuff. I am REALLY surprised this is from LA Theatre Works, as they usually put out pretty solid stuff.
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- Linda B

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2016
  • Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works