Are some famous authors reading the Watchtower & Awake?--Or something else!

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    Are some famous authors reading the Watchtower and Awake? Or something else!

    Sandra Cisneros

    Welcome to the personal, authorized Website of Sandra Cisneros, internationally celebrated authorof The House on Mango Street and, most recently, the long-awaited novel Caramelo.

    Published: September 28. 2006 3:00AM

    Sandra Cisneros

    September 28, 2006

    Age: 51

    Born in: Chicago

    Lives in: San Antonio (in a house painted "Mexican pink")

    Compaqero: Boyfriend Ray Santisteban, 39, a filmmaker

    Pets: six dogs (named Dante, Beto, Lolita, Valentina Peanut Butter, Barney Fife and Chamaco), three cats and a parrot

    The thing on her left arm: A tattoo Cisneros calls the "buddhalupe," which bears a resemblance to the Virgin of Guadalupe, who, in Catholicism, is the Patroness of the Americas and is especially beloved in Mexico.

    Drives: 1999 black Toyota 4Runner

    Hobbies: Collecting textiles, mostly Mexican

    Books she's reading: "Malinche's Daughter" by Michelle Otero, "Somewhere Between Houston and El Paso" by Carolina Monsivais,"The Truth Book: Escaping a Childhood of Abuse by Jehovah's Witnesses" by Joy Castro, and a bunch of books by Marshall B. Rosenberg on nonviolent communication

    Book she's writing: Titled "Writing in My Pajamas," the book is a series of autobiographical stories that illustrate how to approach writing. No publication date yet.

    Past works include: "Bad Boys" (Mango Press, 1980); "The House on Mango Street" (Arte Publico, 1984), which has sold more than 2 million copies; "My Wicked Wicked Ways" (Third Woman, 1987); "Woman Hollering Creek" (Random House, 1991); "Hairs/Pelitos" (Knopf, 1994); "Loose Woman" (Knopf, 1994); "Caramelo" (Knopf, 2002), and "Vintage Cisneros" (Vintage, 2004).

    Awards include: MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (often nicknamed the "genius grant"), Texas Medal of Arts Award and two fellowships from the National Endowment for fiction and poetry.


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