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Dark Roots

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I’m a faker.  I’m a faker and a poser and, what’s worse, I wear the evidence right on my head.  But it’s so wavy and luscious I can hardly feel bad about it. When I was growing up, my mother told me a few things with certainty.  She said getting tattoos was a horrible idea, […]

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Denied the Dream

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Every year, thousands of undocumented children graduate from high school in the U.S., into the abyss of social security number-less existence, no reliable path to higher education, and a life of exclusion and low-paying, off-the-books jobs.  As one former such child who benefited from a fortuitously-timed amnesty in 1986 that made my future bright, I […]

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When Did I Become the Grown-Up?

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When Did I Become the Grown-Up?

“Who left the empty yogurt box in the refrigerator?”  I call out in frustration.  Someone has finished the extra large pack of yogurts, and left the bare box in place. There is a studied silence from the next room, the silence of a perpetrator who doesn’t want to come clean.  In a huff, I snatch […]

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Latest Published Pieces

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Click through to view a sampling of essays and commentary by Maria E. Andreu on immigration, parenting and more on other sites.   This (Illegal) American Life in Newsweek       The Washington Post – The Crossing by Maria E. Andreu Op-Ed: NJ.com – Supreme Court OKs Racial Profiling Op-Ed: NJ.com – Obama Administration […]

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About Maria E. Andreu

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About Maria E. Andreu

  Maria E. Andreu, writer, mom, reality t.v. watcher.  Author of the novel, Illegal, due out Spring, 2014 by Running Press.  Visit the book’s website here There is a more serious bio down below if you’re really interested.  Until then, some random stuff. First, more pictures of me.  Just because:           […]

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Contact Maria

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Literary rights: Contact Susan Cohen Writers House 21 West 26th Street New York, New York   10010 Speaking engagements: Speaking (at) mariaeandreu (dot) com Website issues: webmaster (at) mariaeandreu (dot) com

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How much is too much on Facebook?

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Time magazine just did a cover story on the Facebook phenomenon. Remember 5 years ago you didn’t know what it was? Now, I learned inTime, Facebook is about to welcome its 500 millionth member. If Facebook was a country, it would have a population bigger than the United States. One in four people who use the […]

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