Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood
ISBN: 1982150823
EAN13: 9781982150822
Language: English
Publication Date: Jul 6, 2021
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 0.75" H x 9" L x 6" W
Format: Hardcover
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELER

If you're a fan like I am this is definitely the book for you. --Pete Davidson, actor, producer, and cast member on Saturday Night Live

Danny's incredible life story shows that even though we may fall down at some point in our lives, it's what we do when we stand back up that really counts. --Robert Rodriguez, creator of Spy Kids, Desperado, and Machete

Discover the full, fascinating, and inspirational true story of Danny Trejo's journey from crime, prison, addiction, and loss--it's enough to make you believe in the possibility of a Hollywood ending (The New York Times Book Review).

On screen, Danny Trejo the actor is a baddie who has been killed at least a hundred times. He's been shot, stabbed, hanged, chopped up, squished by an elevator, and once, was even melted into a bloody goo. Off screen, he's a hero beloved by recovery communities and obsessed fans alike. But the real Danny Trejo is much more complicated than the legend.

Raised in an abusive home, Danny struggled with heroin addiction and stints in some of the country's most notorious state prisons--including San Quentin and Folsom--from an early age, before starring in such modern classics as Heat, From Dusk till Dawn, and Machete. Now, in this funny, painful, and Read More chevron_right

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I cannot recommend this book enough. When I found out Danny was writing this I was excited, but I wondered if he would be truthful and real with his readers. As a child he was surrounded by violence, drugs and crime and followed that path because it's all he knew. Danny left a trail of failed relationships as he made his way through the violent life of a criminal, finally ending up in prison. I'm not going to tell you what happened next, because you really need to buy this book and read it for yourself. Danny Trejo gave us a jewel and you'll find yourself thinking of this book long after you've finished it.
 
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