Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas, and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends: My Life (Hardcover)

My Life

By John Leguizamo

Ecco, 9780060520717, 288pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2006



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: My Life

"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