As Flip as I Want to be: Ruminations on the Filipino American Experience

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iUniverse, 2007 - Social Science - 148 pages
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George Estrada's first book, "I Have Tasted the Sweet Mangoes of Cebu," broke the mold of Asian American literature. It was brash, controversial and fresh-and took us on a delirious ride through exotic landscapes, shopping malls and Internet romances."As Flip As I Want to Be" is a collection of columns from Estrada's work with the "Philippine Times of Las Vegas." Here you will hear the pounding rains of Quezon City, feel the mass exultation of a U.S. citizenship ceremony, ponder the beauty of fake Rolex watches, listen to Tom Cruise speaking in Russian, and meet a Filipino NFL quarterback. You will rock out with a Filipino heavy-metal god, meet a Filipino rapper, and go all-in in a high stakes poker tournament. Saddle up and take another wild ride through the Filipino American experience."These commentaries come from a place of searching, of journeying, of process."-Oscar Pe aranda, author and scholar."Estrada's book is written with the incisiveness of a seasoned journalist. I recommend it."-Prof. Leo Paz, chairman of Philippine Studies, City College of San Francisco.

"Estrada is talented, insightful and tuned into the Filipino American Experience."-Dorothy and Fred Cordova, co-directors, Filipino American National Historical Society.

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