As I'm putting the final, final touches on my forthcoming Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America (out April 10!), I received some cool, unexpected news: my first book, ¡Ask a Mexican!, is entering its second printing!
The compilation of my column was first published in hardcover in 2007 and proved a best-seller, turning into its own best-selling paperback in 2008. Of course, we published a chingo of the latter, so I never expected a second run.
But gracias to pochos, college professors, and so many more, its popularity is necessitating a revisit to the printing press--my editor at Scribner tells me the new edition will appear in stores in March, just before the deluge that is Taco USA.
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As for sales of my second book, Orange County: A Personal History? Let's just say Bob Dornan had better luck in his run against Dana Rohrabacher last decade...