To Selena, with Love

Author: Chris Perez

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451414063

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 359


Chris Perez tells the story of his relationship with music superstar Selena in this heartfelt tribute. One of the most compelling and adored superstars in Latin music history, Selena was nothing short of a phenomenon who shared all of herself with her millions of devoted fans. Her tragic murder, at the age of twenty-three, stripped the world of her talent and boundless potential, her tightly-knit family of their beloved angel, and her husband, Chris Perez, of the greatest love he had ever known. For over a decade, Chris held onto the only personal thing he had left from his late wife—the touching and sometimes painful memories of their very private bond. Now, for the first time, Chris opens up about their unbreakable friendship, their forbidden relationship, and their blossoming marriage that was cut short. Chris’s powerful story gives a rare glimpse into Selena’s sincerity and vulnerability when falling in love, strength and conviction when fighting for that love, and absolute resilience when finding peace and normalcy with her family’s acceptance of the only man she called her husband. While showcasing a side of Selena that has never been disclosed before and clarifying certain misconceptions about her life and death, To Selena, with Love is an everlasting love story that immortalizes the heart and soul of an extraordinary, unforgettable, and irreplaceable icon. This commemorative edition includes photos and a special chapter detailing the author’s reflection since writing the book.

To Selena, with Love

Author: Chris Perez

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101580267

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7071


Chris Perez tells the story of his relationship with music superstar Selena in this heartfelt tribute. One of the most compelling and adored superstars in Latin music history, Selena was nothing short of a phenomenon who shared all of herself with her millions of devoted fans. Her tragic murder, at the young age of twenty-three, stripped the world of her talent and boundless potential, her tightly knit family of their beloved angel, and her husband, Chris Perez, of the greatest love he had ever known. For over a decade, Chris held on to the only personal thing he had left from his late wife: the touching and sometimes painful memories of their very private bond. Now, for the first time, Chris opens up about their unbreakable friendship, forbidden relationship, and blossoming marriage, which were cut short by Selena’s unforgivable death. Chris’s powerful story gives a rare glimpse into Selena’s sincerity and vulnerability when falling in love, strength and conviction when fighting for that love, and absolute resilience when finding peace and normalcy with her family’s acceptance of the only man she called her husband. While showcasing a side of Selena that has never been disclosed before and clarifying certain misconceptions about her life and death, To Selena, with Love is an everlasting love story that immortalizes the heart and soul of an extraordinary, unforgettable, and irreplaceable icon. Includes exclusive photos!

Summary of Chris Perez's To Selena, with Love

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669395936

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 1162


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Selena and I had always been friendly around each other, but professional. I had joined her band a year before, and we had traveled to Mexico together. I had noticed that Selena was lively and outgoing, while I was quiet and observant. #2 I began to notice Selena’s physical presence, her body tempting me even though she always wore cover-ups over her bikini. I tried not to stare at her, but I did anyway, watching her out of the corner of my eye when I thought she wasn’t looking. #3 I was determined to ignore everything that had happened with Selena on the plane home from Acapulco. I was going to keep playing guitar in Tejano band fronted by another young singer, Shelly Lares. #4 I was new to the Tejano world, and I often felt like an imposter. I was a rock guitarist who had never played Tejano music before, but I knew right away that Selena y Los Dinos were rising to the top.

From Santa Anna to Selena

Author: Harriett Denise Joseph

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574417231

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 7069


Author Harriett Denise Joseph relates biographies of eleven notable Mexicanos and Tejanos, beginning with Santa Anna and the impact his actions had on Texas. She discusses the myriad contributions of Erasmo and Juan Seguín to Texas history, as well as the factors that led a hero of the Texas Revolution (Juan) to be viewed later as a traitor by his fellow Texans. Admired by many but despised by others, folk hero Juan Nepomuceno Cortina is one of the most controversial figures in the history of nineteenth-century South Texas. Preservationist and historian Adina De Zavala fought to save part of the Alamo site and other significant structures. Labor activist Emma Tenayuca’s youth, passion, courage, and sacrifice merit attention for her efforts to help the working class. Joseph reveals the individual and collective accomplishments of a powerhouse couple, bilingual educator Edmundo Mireles and folklorist-author Jovita González. She recognizes the military and personal battles of Medal of Honor recipient Raul “Roy” Benavidez. Irma Rangel, the first Latina to serve in the Texas House of Representatives, is known for the many “firsts” she achieved during her lifetime. Finally, we read about Selena’s life and career, as well as her tragic death and her continuing marketability.

Selena's Secret

Author: María Celeste Arrarás

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476766053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 6883


20th Anniversary Edition An intimate and investigative portrait of beloved Mexican American singer Selena Quintanilla’s murder by Emmy Award-winning journalist María Celeste Arrarás. Now with a new foreword and afterword by the author for the 20th Anniversary Edition. There is no doubt that Yolanda Saldívar pulled the trigger and killed Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla Pérez on March 31, 1995. But does anyone know what really happened in Room 158 of the Days Inn, moments before the crime took place? María Celeste Arrarás has many answers, and her unrivaled coverage of the murder, trial, and aftermath made her the undisputed expert on the Selena case. Arrarás shares firsthand information about the crime and the people involved—including details of her headline-making jailhouse interview with Yolanda, who repeatedly spoke of “Selena’s secret”—a powerful hidden piece of information that she refused to divulge in the courtroom but revealed to Arrarás at length. Many questions were raised, and not all were answered until this revealing interview shed light on the crime. Why was there a suitcase filled with Selena’s clothes at the murder scene? What was the significance of the jeweled ring, adorned with the initial S that fell from Selena’s bloody fist? Who was the doctor from Monterrey who called himself Selena’s confidant and business adviser? Selena’s Secret fits together the pieces of this puzzle and depicts what really happened on that rainy day in March.

More Girls Who Rocked the World

Author: Michelle Roehm McCann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1582706409

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

View: 2183


"Young women today crave strong, independent role models to look to for motivation. In the follow-up to the 2012 bestseller Girls Who Rocked the World, More Girls Who Rocked the World offers a fun and inspiring collection of influential stories with forty-five more movers and shakers who rocked the world before turning twenty. A variety of achievements, interests, and ethnic backgrounds are represented, from Annie Oakley and Cleopatra to Malala Yousafzai and Misty Copeland--each with her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world. Personal aspirations from today's young women are also interspersed throughout the book, as well as profiles of teenagers who are out there rocking the world right now"--

Selena by Mary Tighe

Author: Harriet Kramer Linkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317057589

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 764

View: 7052


Mary Tighe's unpublished novel Selena is one of the great unknown treasures of British Romanticism. Completed in 1803, this brilliant, compulsively readable, beautifully written, and psychologically astute courtship novel is finally available in a scholarly edition that reveals Mary Tighe to have been as talented a fiction writer as she was a poet. The history of this amazing work's long journey from manuscript to print is only one of the stories Harriet Kramer Linkin recounts in this scrupulously annotated edition based on the only known copy of the manuscript, currently part of the National Library of Ireland's holdings. Linkin's introduction situates the novel in its historical context, draws attention to significant aspects of the plots and characters, and makes a strong case for Selena's importance for understanding the history of the novel, fiction by women, Anglo-Irish fiction, silver-fork novels, and the Romantic period. Explanatory notes explain obscure references and contexts, identify allusions to other writers, and provide translations of any non-English or archaic words. Selena itself is a revelation in its frank treatment of the darker aspects of Tighe's world, including parents who mistreat, cheat, or fail their children and spouses who commit adultery or betray one another emotionally. At the same time, it is magnificent in its stunning and moving portrayals of romantic love, of the possibility and importance of female friendship, of the difficult necessity of choosing sense over sensibility, and of the need for women and men to choose self-enhancing vocations. This extraordinary novel is destined to open up new ways of thinking by scholars of the Romantic era and the history of the novel.

The Lost Shrines Box Set

Author: Amberlyn Holland

Publisher: Amberlyn Holland

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 657

View: 8749


Four brothers seeking vengeance. Four women trying to protect family and ancient magic. Four couples facing the choice between duty or love as they fight destiny, sorcery, and betrayal to find their happily-ever-afters. By Vengeance Guided, Book 1: Torn between love and duty, Lia and Wyn confront the blood magic menacing everything they're sworn to protect. Even though it means sacrificing the connection growing between them. By Destiny Bound, Book 2: Yve and Maddyn overcome distrust and secrets to find a mythical labyrinth and stop an assassin before he unleashes dark magic. By Blood Betrayed, Book 3: With an army approaching and dark sorcery threatening, Selena and Phelan brave enemy territory together in a desperate attempt to protect a shrine and Selena's family. By Love Reclaimed, Book 4: Tara and Ran have to move the beyond the hurt and secrets of their past if there is any hope of stopping a madman bent on ruling the world with blood magic and terror. If you're looking for a clean fantasy romance series featuring Hound-shifters, determined heroines, adventure, magic and happily-ever-afters, check the Lost Shrines complete box set!