Peter Laufer

 

On his book Calexico: True Lives of the Borderlands

Cover Interview of October 12, 2011

A close-up

I cannot pick out a single page where I would want your browsing reader to go first.

One of the joys for me of this project is that the book is packed, page after page with surprises and luring text.  Whether it is my encounter with Geraldo Rivera about Lou Dobbs, or my musings with Rod McKuen about the similarities of the Vietnam Era and current times, or my reverie with the Miller Lite marketer about capitalism transcending the political border, the book is alive with the remarkable philosophizing that comprises true lives of the borderlands.