Blame This on the Boogie is a classic American tale of growing up in a traditional, suburban family and then moving out to go to college and eventually start a family of one's own. Rina Ayuyang's comics memoir is one of perseverance and fulfillment that will carry readers along with it's vibrantly colorful, and engagingly choreographed account of home and school, wherein we are treated to, among other things: memorable scenes of the fantasy play channeled through toys and dolls; scenes of Catholic school teachers and students at work and at play; and, especially, the portal provided by television into the glamorous worlds of music, dance and showbiz! It was these worlds that enchanted – and empowered – the young Rina and were a crucial part of what enabled her to connect with her inner strengths and to find her own rhythm, one through which adversity becomes opportunity, and challenges a chance for song and, especially, dance.
And none other than Jaime Hernandez sez: "A delightful book. Love how Rina takes on childhood, motherhood and of course, the Solid Gold Dancers. Yes, and those colors. Oh, those colors..."