ABOUT JARED ROMEY, AUTHOR OF THE QUICK GUIDE TO MEXICAN SPANISH: Suffering a typical 9 to 5 existence, Jared's foray into lunch-hour Spanish shook up his mundane life. He quit his job, stopped by briefly to school, and then left his country...for 14 years. Early stumblings in real-world Spanish taught him that a "cola" isn't just a soft drink, "bicho" doesn't always mean a bug, and "boludo" may be heartfelt or middle-finger felt. Nine countries, three business start-ups, two bestsellers and a Puerto Rican wife later, he is still confounded by how many Spanish words exist for panties. His quest is to discover all those words with his website www.SpeakingLatino.com. In between, he meanders the Earth, dabbles in languages, drinks wine and sells shampoo.