Pork Belly Tacos with a Side of Anxiety by Yvonne Castañeda audiobook

Pork Belly Tacos with a Side of Anxiety: My Journey Through Depression, Bulimia, and Addiction

By Yvonne Castañeda
Read by Frankie Corzo

Blackstone Publishing 9781595801081

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212026000

  • ISBN: 9798212025997

  • ISBN: 9798212026017

Runtime: 8.17 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In Pork Belly Tacos with a Side of Anxiety, Yvonne Castañeda shares vibrant stories of her childhood growing up in Miami as the daughter of humble immigrants from Mexico and Cuba … and how she came to develop an unhealthy relationship with food.

To help ease her mami’s nervios, Yvonne becomes a perfectionist from a young age, achieving high grades at school and mastering the piano. But as her Cuban family members openly make comments about her awkward desarrollo, or puberty, Yvonne enters a new phase of self-consciousness that begins her obsession with weight.

She abandons the piano for the high school cheerleading team and reinvents herself, becoming both skinny and popular. However, as a first-generation adolescent born in the United States, Yvonne wrestles with the conflict between the cultural norms of her Hispanic/Latino heritage and American societal expectations.

Plagued by doubt and low self-esteem, Yvonne begins a vicious cycle of weight gain and loss as she battles bulimia nervosa. Beleaguered by feelings of guilt, shame, and inferiority, she develops anxiety, depression, and a reliance on dangerous coping mechanisms.

Ultimately, sage advice from her dear abuela in Guadalajara, Mexico, guides Yvonne to a realization that shifts her perspective of herself and the purpose of her life, providing a foundation for inner peace and la solución to her past struggles.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An astonishing memoir, overflowing with compassion, honesty, and hope. Castañeda fearlessly captures how immigration can eat the body and the lifelong healing that such injuries require. One of the bravest debuts I’ve read in years.” Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize–winning author
“With deprecating humor and razor-sharp honesty, the clinical psychotherapist recounts her life—from birth to age 45—with the nostalgic feel of an older sister sharing advice…This exploration of mental health from the Latinx perspective fills a much-needed gap.” School Library Journal
“Castañeda has written a book for anyone who seeks to understand mental health from within. Her down-to-earth approach and wit made me laugh, while at the same time she masterfully guided me through the complexity of eating disorders. A must-read!” Rocío Calvo, PhD, Founding-Director of Latinx Leadership Initiative at Boston College

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Author

Author Bio: Yvonne Castañeda

Author Bio: Yvonne Castañeda

Yvonne Castañeda was born in Los Angeles to Mexican and Cuban parents, and raised in Miami, where she eventually earned a BA in international relations from Florida International University. She has worked in the restaurant, cruise line, education and hotel industry, and was contracted as a linguist with the Department of Justice. Castañeda is an iPEC Certified Life Coach, a registered yoga teacher, a corrective exercise specialist, a Kettlebell coach, and a second Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.17
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English