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Trejo : my life of crime, redemption, and Hollywood / Danny Trejo with Donal Logue.

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Oxford Public Library B TRE (Text to phone) 33530149253475 Adult New Biography Checked out 11/06/2021

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Soledad 1968 -- Ninety days of freedom 1965 -- Young men and fire 1965 -- San Quentin 1966 -- Help 1968 -- Zip-a-dee-do-dah 1968 -- Clean, sober, and scared 1969 -- Familiar faces 1969 -- Old rage 1972 -- Una en la casa 1975-76 -- The Trejo name 1975 -- Third time's a charm 1975 -- A secret unravels 1978 -- Life and death 1981 -- The fight with Gilbert 1982 -- Danny boy 1983 -- Runaway train 1985 -- Goodbye to another life 1986 -- First class 1987 -- Party of five 1988 -- American me 1991 -- C550 1992 -- Mi vida loca 1991 -- The right thing 1991 -- The fixer 1995 -- Mrs. Finley's Amazon 1996 -- Domestic life 1996 -- Highs and lows 1997 -- Machete 2010 -- Double life 2010 -- Worrying and praying 2013 -- El padrino 2014 -- Trejo's tacos 2015 -- From a son 2018 -- Danny Trejo day -- Epilogue. May 15, 2020.
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"For the first time, the full, fascinating, and inspirational true story of Danny Trejo's journey from crime, prison, addiction, and loss to unexpected fame as Hollywood's favorite bad guy with a heart of gold"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Trejo, Danny, 1944-
Actors > United States > Biography.
Hispanic American actors > Biography.
Ex-convicts > United States > Biography.
Drug addicts > United States > Biography.

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Trejo : My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood
Trejo : My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood
by Trejo, Danny; Logue, Donal
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Danny Trejo, an actor and star with some 250 roles to his credit in movies (Desperado, Con Air, Grindhouse, and as Machete in the Spy Kids franchise), television, and video games, often besieged and bloodied, tells his remarkable story with coauthor Logue, documenting a life of violence, sorrow, addiction, and, ultimately, survival and fame. Trejo is boldly forthcoming about even the most painful aspects of his life, beginning with his childhood hardships, crime, and reliance on drugs. "Heroin was my escape hatch. It had been ever since I first used it, at twelve, to avoid the anger in my house." Trejo served time in prison, including solitary confinement, emerging to become a drug counselor and mentor and focused on family and parenting. Through faith, helping others, and representing Latin Americans in movies, Trejo, who writes of knowing killers and working with movie mega-stars, seeks redemption and forgiveness. This gripping autobiography recounts a flawed hero's journey as Trejo digs his way out of tragedy, temptation, and the toxic masculinity of his youth. Trejo's true power far exceeds that of his tough-guys roles.

Syndetic Solutions - Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 1982150823
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In this inspiring, engaging memoir, actor Trejo chronicles his experiences with addiction, prison, violence, and loss, and his journey from construction worker at L.A.'s famous Cinerama Dome, to eventual star of the movies that played there. With help from fellow actor Logue, Trejo tells his story with honesty. He says he used and sold heroin, and landed in prison in the '60s. During the 1968 Cinco de Mayo riots at California's Soledad State Prison, Trejo threw a rock that hit a prison guard, and found himself staring down a possible execution. The charges were dropped on a technicality, but the incident set him on a new path. Trejo found his faith, became sober, and started helping others, eventually becoming the movie star he is today, with more than 400 movies under his belt. By turns cautionary, curious, and celebratory, Trejo's stories flow smoothly, and he takes a no-nonsense approach as he looks back on his life, including his regrets. VERDICT A fantastic memoir that readers won't be able to put down.--Traci Glass, Lincoln City Libraries, NE

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Quintessential Hollywood bad guy Trejo delivers a powerful and expertly crafted memoir that is tougher, more frightening, and more memorable than any of his films. Born in Los Angeles in 1944, Trejo struggled with heroin addiction in his early 20s and was in and out of prison throughout the '60s. His account of life in San Quentin and Folsom prisons, where "hopelessness is carved in men's faces," is unsparing in its depiction of violence. Trejo avoided the pitfalls of inmate life by becoming an excellent boxer and finding AA, and he eventually found work in films thanks to his "hard-looking" style: "I was cast as a convict (surprise)." Tracing his success as an actor, he shares fascinating behind-the-scenes views of working with stars such as Robert DeNiro, whose mobster acting was unmatched but who was "so patient" on the set of Heat. Even in recounting his rise to fame with films such as Machete, Trejo never veers from the story of how his hard work paid off by allowing him to support his family, overcome the "environment of toxic masculinity that I was raised in," and "spread the message of recovery." This page-turner will thrill the legend's huge fan base. Agents: Gloria Hinojosa, Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier & Hinojosa; Albert Lee, United Talent Agency. (July)


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