Press Release
City of Fullerton
Public Information Office

303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317


Subject :

Author reading and book signing with author Luis J. Rodriguez
Contact :Fullerton Library    (714) 738-6326
Fullerton City Manager’s Office    (714) 738-6317

Fullerton Public Library is proud to present Luis J. Rodriguez, author of "It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions and Healing" on Sunday, September 23 at 2:00 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Luis J. Rodriguez will read from his latest book, "It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions and Healing", the long-awaited sequel to his award-winning memoir "Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. This book details the intense struggles Luis has had to be a writer, father, husband, revolutionary, and healer, including dealing with addictions, family abuse, and a son who did a total of fifteen years in prison. 

Luis J. Rodriguez has emerged as one of the leading Chicano writers in the country with fourteen published books in memoir, fiction, nonfiction, children's literature, and poetry. The son of Mexican migrants, Rodriguez began writing in his early teens and has won national recognition as a poet, journalist, writer, and critic. He has been a renowned gang intervention specialist in LA, Chicago and other cities, as well as Mexico and Central America. Currently working as a peacemaker among gangs on a national and international level, Rodriguez helped create Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore. For more information, visit his website

Further information about the Rodriguez program may be obtained by calling the library at (714) 738-6326.  Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the program are asked to notify the library staff prior to September 22.