Join me for the launch latest humor book “BLUE BABBLE, GANG GREEN: The Ateneo-La Salle Rivalry” on November 26 (Wednesday) 6pm at National Bookstore, Glorietta 1 Makati. This book is an interesting read for anybody who has been amused, passionate or even infuriated by the rivalry:) RJ will be reading excerpts from the book and will be signing both new and old books as well:)
“Ateneo and La Salle basketball games have drawn the most ardent and passionate crowds. Their on-court rivalry has extended into many other competitions and has, at times intensified from good-natured ribbing into ugly tussles between students and alumni from both schools. This has led many to ask: How did the rivalry between schools start in the first place?
This question is what award-winning columnist, TV host and author RJ Ledesma tackles extensively with his trademark humor and ironic wit in his latest book entitled BLUE BABBLE, GANG GREEN: The Ateneo-La Salle Rivalry. In his essays, RJ traces the rivalry back to the late thirties during the first Ateneo-La Salle ‘friendship game’ in the Philippines and even further back to 19th century America when a teaching dispute erupted between the two largest teaching congregations of the Catholic Church – the Jesuits and the Christian Brothers.
He also gets fresh perspectives on the classic rivalry from ‘cross-breeds’: alumni who have gone to both alma maters, including Br. Ricky Laguda, FSC, former President of DLSU and a graduate of Ateneo and Paolo Trillo, team manager of the Ateneo Men’s Senior Basketball team and a high school graduate of De La Salle Zobel. He even interviewed former Superior General Br. Alvaro Echevarria, FSC of the Christian Brothers to find out his thoughts about the rivalry from a ‘global perspective’ (Did you know that Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, the Superior General of the Jesuits, is a ‘cross-breed’ as well? He went to a La Salle school in Barcelona).
BLUE BABBLE, GANG GREEN: The Ateneo-La Salle Rivalry from Anvil Publishing is an interesting read for those who have been mesmerized, infuriated or amused by this storied rivalry.
RJ has authored five best-selling books, including Lies My Yaya Should Have Told Me, I Do Or I Die andPlaying With Pink Parts. His third and fourth books, Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Me? and It Only Hurts When I Pee are both National Book Awards Finalists.”
Thanks kindly for your support and I look forward to seeing you there! Feel free to invite your family or friends who are blue or green or any other color of the rainbow:)