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Gigi Anders

Originally posted June 2005

Jubana!

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Gigi Anders arrived in the U.S. from Cuba, with her family, when she was just a toddler. Since then she has led a cross-cultural life, as a Cuban woman, as a Jewish woman, as a distinctly American woman.




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Author of the hilarious memoir Be Pretty, Get Married, and Always Drink TaB, Washington Post special correspondent Gigi Anders and her parents were born Jewish in Havana, Cuba. The trio fled Castro's regime for the United States in 1961. After six months in Miami Beach, the family moved to Washington, D.C., where Gigi came of age and eventually turned to writing. She has written for Glamour, Allure, Mirabella, American Health for Women, USA Today's USA Weekend, American Journalism Review, Hispanic, Latina, and First for Women.

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