People who like to stereotype Latinos think we only watch telenovelas and crappy reality-show television, and that when it comes to literature, if its not People en Español or TV y Novelas, you can forget about us.
But now, for all of us who are into literature comes Thalia: Belleza! Lessons in Lipgloss and Happiness, a book presumably written by the former Timbiriche member and current wife of Tommy Mottola (does she have any other credentials?). Publishing house Chronicle Books said it will publish two editions, one in English and one in Spanish, and will support the launch with a major marketing campaign featuring the currently pregnant beauty.
The book’s beauty tips include how to make the most out of Latinas’ “natural skin condition” –whatever that means– and is coming soon to a bookstore near you for “only” $19.95.
I just hope Chronicle hired a good editor to work on Ms. Thalia’s writing. Last time I checked, he could not tell the difference between “prototype” and “logotype.”