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 http: //www.SpeakingLatino.com. In between, he meanders the Earth, dabbles in languages, drinks wine and sells shampoo.