Living by Los Dichos

Advice from a Mother to a Daughter

Living by Los Dichos

Dichos: Spanish sayings or proverbs

Advice is one of the most valuable gifts a mother can give to her daughter. Cristina Pérez turns to her mother's wisdom every day by reflecting on the dichos she taught her. Here Cristina shares those that have most powerfully influenced her life and translates them into solid advice. Any woman looking for guidance -- whether she is about to leave for college or is getting married -- will find what she needs with Cristina's help. Dichos transcend age, race and religion to provide just the right answer at just the right time. Most important, Cristina shows that proudly embracing your roots and staying true to your identity will guide you down the right path. Dichos have directed Cristina through the toughest challenges and led her to success. Now let them lead you.
  • Atria Books | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743287784 | 
  • September 2006

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About the Author

Cristina Pérez
Photo Credit: Guy Viau

Cristina Pérez

Cristina Perez is a successful lawyer, three-time Emmy Award winning television personality, radio host, entrepreneur/business owner, national author and columnist, and devoted mother and wife. The daughter of Colombian immigrants, Cristina was born in New York. Cristina was the host of the Spanish language television program La Corte de Familia (Family Court) which aired nationally and internationally in fifteen countries on the Telemundo Network/NBC (2000-2005). In 2006, Cristina made her English-language television debut on Twentieth Television’s first-run syndicated Cristina’s Court. She has been named Woman of the Year in California for her community activities and was named one of America’s Top 10 Latina Advocates. Visit her online at