Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas, and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends
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Fans of John Leguizamo's smash-hit one-man shows (Mambo Mouth, Spic-o-rama, Freak, and Sexaholix) have already gotten a glimpse into his life, but this book tells the whole story, carrying readers along on a wild journey from his childhood in Queens to his current home at the top of the Hollywood pyramid. An acclaimed director, producer, and play-wright, and one of the highest-paid Latin actors in the world, Leguizamo shares the stories behind his many roles—what inspired them and what transpired as he created them—while dishing on his personal relationships with his family, friends, and celebrity colleagues. Here is both an intimate self-portrait and a unique behind-the-scenes look at the magic and chaos of stardom, a keenly intelligent and insanely funny book that celebrates a remarkably talented artist's greatest achievement: growing up Latino in America and succeeding on his own terms.
From Publishers Weekly
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It was really thought provoking to see what roles and work a he passed on or turned down. Bc they may seem like huge mistakes, but if he accepted he may have never done other works we all love. Plus it was great to get insight on what he was feeling and thinking. And as a half Hispanic half Black male, too see how hard he worked to fight against stereotypes without making lame characters that insult our intelligence.
Plus he's my favorite actor and comedian.