Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas, and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends

My Life

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.

Praise For Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas, and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends

"Leguizamo is one of the most excting talents to come along in some time."
-USA Today

"[Leguizamo is] a remarkably mature writer . . . Astonishing."

"Brutally funny."
-The New York Times

"This mix of the glib and the sometimes glam presents a refreshing cultural tonic."
-Publishers Weekly

"Leguizamo's autobiography is as singular as the man himself. "
-Library Journal

"The high point: his breezy honesty."
-Entertainment Weekly

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