Title: Handbook for an Unpredictable Life - New ...
Publication Date: 2014
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Brand new SIGNED 1st Edition/1st Printing hardcover of sparkplug actress Rose Perez's new memoir subtitled "How I Survived Sister Renata and my Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair)". "Reading this story I was shaking my head in amazement that Rosie is even walking around on the earth, still smiling, let alone creating, contributing, and caring about the world. I know lots of artists who had to persevere and overcome a lot to get where they got and do what they do, but Rosie takes the prize for triumph of a spirit undimmed. Charles Dickens never dreamed up a more incredible hard-knocks story." -- Edward Norton, Actor. Will be bubble-wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box to ensure safe delivery. Bookseller Inventory # ABH275
Synopsis: "Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez's never-before-told story of surviving a harrowing childhood in an orphanage and how she found success-both in and out of the Hollywood limelight. Rosie Perez is known for her effervescent personality and memorable roles in Do the Right Thing and White Men Can't Jump, but most of her fans would be surprised to learn she has a secret straight out of a Dickens novel. Rosie's life began as the child of a poor, schizophrenic mother who sent her to live at a Catholic orphanage when she was a toddler. Rosie's childhood was challenging, shuttled between ""the home,"" where she and other kids suffered abuse, and various relatives' apartments in Brooklyn. This unstable lifestyle forced a precocious kid to become a fiercely independent young woman, and eventually inspired her to perform, an obvious escape hatch. In anyone else's hands, this might be considered a ""misery memoir,"" but Rosie's inimitable voice makes this the heartfelt, riveting, raw, funny, and inspirational story of a woman who has finally found a place of strength and peace."
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