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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@03:02That's very sweet of you!
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@03:03Thank you. I'm thinking of getting a bunch of these books and selling them below what the Publisher wants. I think they are kind of greedy.
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HAS AN ADVISOR EVER STEERED YOU AWAY FROM A PATH YOU LOVED?

RE-ENACTMENT OF A SCENE FROM MIJO

High school counselor, Mr. Pike, advises Andy, a Latino student, to take auto classes. The counselor says, "Your people love manual jobs and big families." Andy flashes back to the advice his hard-drinking father gave him, "Dont trust counselors, priests, rich people, and politicians!"

Andy tosses the counselor's recommended classes back in his face. The outraged counselor yells out that Andy will become a gang member. In the hallway, Andy tells his friend how he intends to take care of the counselor. Mijo is available on Amazon, PublishAmerica, and wherever books are sold.

WHY READ MIJO?

It's FUNNY! Mijo is surreal, heartfelt, sincere, and irreverent. Mijo about how Andy (Mijo) rose out of the barrio and succeeded, despite discrimination and his weakness for women. It has touching vignettes of life in the barrio with Andy's grandfather, mother, sister, and father. There is a hilarious scene where Andy conned the barrio bully to eat rabbit shit covered in Mexican-chocolate. There is funny chapter where his girlfriend drives home from Arizona in a bullet riddled car that lacks doors, seats, and fenders. Mijo is written in a vivid style which makes it seem like a movie is effortlessly playing out in your head.

SEE A SAMPLE CHAPTER FROM MIJO

[link] How Andy Made the Bully Eat Shit


INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

[link] Interview


HOW TO ORDER MIJO

[link] Andy's MySpace Site

CREDITS

Producers: Andy & Barbara Serrano

Directors: Andy Serrano & Audrey Nesbitt

Film Editor: Audry Nesbitt

Angie: Andrea Santiago

Andy (Mijo) Ruben Colunga

Counselor Pike: John Brandt

Producer Assistant: Andrea Santiago

Production Assistants: Barbara Serrano & Gary Rushing


MORE VIDEOS BY ANDY
[link] My DeviantArt Video Gallery


SPECIAL NOTE

Apple's FINAL CUT PRO has royalty-free, customizable music library, sound effects. [link]
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Yui-the-Echidna Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
@03:02it announces great! I hope that your book will be available in Poland because I don`t have enough money to buy it ^^;
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@03:02I appreciate hearing that. I was disappointed when the publisher announced such a high price for the book, especially during an economic downturn.
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Yui-the-Echidna Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
@03:02That`s not good :( However I hope that I`ll buy your book some day ^^
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@03:02That's very sweet of you!
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kidjet Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
@03:03excellent! congratulations, andy.
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@03:03Thank you. I'm thinking of getting a bunch of these books and selling them below what the Publisher wants. I think they are kind of greedy.
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AyaneShinobi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009   Traditional Artist
@03:03Lol @ the photo of Nixon on the desk. ;p Wow, what a jerk counselor! Good video though! It makes me want to know what happens next. (I will buy your book soon! I promise.) So you were really like that in high school? That's awesome that you stood up for yourself, especially in those times. 1969, eh? Both my parents graduated from high school that year & were from the LA area! What area of LA did you grow up in?
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes. I was really like that, and more, when I was in high school. If you go to my MySpace account [link] you can read a sample chapter. Currently, I am thinking of buying several boxes of my books at a super discount. I think the publisher is charging off-the-street buyers too much, especially in a recession. My book has a running joke about Nixon all the way through. For example, in a chapter about a budgie, the bird cage has Nixon's photo on the newspaper lining the cage. I grew up in a small Latino neighborhood east of Griffith Park and west of Glendale, if you know that area. I attended Marshall High school and was on the debate team. Fortunately, I was not on the auto team.... ha!
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AyaneShinobi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009   Traditional Artist
I believe I know that area! Los A is such a huge place. I call it the "City with Cities". My Mum grew up in East LA & my Dad hailed from La Puente (which isn't LA, but it's in LA county). Hmm, talking about LA makes me miss it. I hope I will get a chance to visit this summer. But with my current funds, I need to be careful. But hey, that's great that you were like that in high school, standing up for yourself. :)
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm old enough to remember when there were actually open spaces between the cities here in the LA area. I also remember the old trolley cars that used to connect the cities. I'm ancient!
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