By Maria Elena Salinas, Liz Balmaseda
Five nights per week, MarÍa Elena Salinas appears to be like right into a tv digital camera and can provide the scoop to hundreds of thousands of tv audience. but if the newscast is over, she is like such a lot of different girls around the nation: a spouse and a mom, suffering to discover stability among her own lifestyles. while MarÍa Elena by chance discovers her lately deceased father had as soon as been a Catholic priest, all she knew used to be by surprise thrown into query. Turning her investigative eye on herself for the 1st time, she starts an extended, exhausting trip for solutions.
In I Am My Father's Daughter, MarÍa Elena tells the fantastic tale of her trip to the pinnacle amid her fight to come back to phrases with relations secrets and techniques. From her adolescence in a poverty-stricken local of l. a. and her adolescent years spent operating in a sweatshop, to her dazzling holiday into community tv, together with her assurance of a few of the world's significant occasions and failures, Salinas frames her existence in the back of the digicam within the similar hot and simple tone that's her on-air trademark.
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