Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas, and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends
By John Leguizamo
(Ecco, Hardcover, 9780060520717, 288pp.)
Publication Date: November 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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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.
"Leguizamo is one of the most excting talents to come along in some time."
"[Leguizamo is] a remarkably mature writer . . . Astonishing."
-The New York Times
"This mix of the glib and the sometimes glam presents a refreshing cultural tonic."
"Leguizamo's autobiography is as singular as the man himself. "
"The high point: his breezy honesty."