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Author Trejo, Danny, 1944- author.

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

Publication Info. Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  LP BIO TREJO    Check Shelf
Edition Large print edition.
Description 527 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm.
Physical Medium large print (16 point) rdafs
Series Thorndike Press large print biography and memoir
Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs.
Contents Prologue -- Part one: Escape. Soledad: 1968 ; Ninety days of freedom: 1965 ; Young men and fire: 1965 ; The right now: 1966 ; Help: 1968 ; Zip-a-dee-do-dah: 1968 -- Part two: The right man for the job. 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 -- Part three: Inmate #1. Runaway train: 1985 ; Goodbye to another life: 1986 ; First class: 1987 ; Party of five: 1988 ; American me 1991 ; Cell 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 -- Part four: From a son. Machete: 2010 ; Double life: 2010 ; Worrying and praying: 2013 ; El padrino: 2014 ; Trejo's tacos: 2015 ; From a son: 2018 ; Danny Trejo day: 2020 -- Epilogue: May 15, 2020.
Summary "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. 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 suspenseful memoir, Danny takes us through the incredible ups and downs of his life, including meeting one of the world's most notorious serial killers in prison and working with legends like Charles Bronson and Robert De Niro. In honest, unflinching detail, Danny recounts how he managed the horrors of prison, rebuilt himself after finding sobriety and spirituality in solitary confinement, and draws inspiration from the adrenaline-fueled robbing heists of his past for the film roles that made him a household name. He also shares the painful contradictions in his personal life. Although he speaks everywhere from prison yards to NPR about his past to inspire countless others on their own road to recovery and redemption, he struggles to help his children with their personal battles with addiction, and to build relationships that last. Redemptive and painful, poignant and real, Trejo is a portrait of a magnificent life and an unforgettable and exceptional journey through tragedy, pain, and, finally, success that will transfix and inspire."-- 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.
Large type books.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Hispanic & Latino.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.
Trejo, Danny, 1944- (OCoLC)fst01952263
Actors. (OCoLC)fst00796296
Drug addicts. (OCoLC)fst01430242
Ex-convicts. (OCoLC)fst00917418
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Hispanic American actors. (OCoLC)fst00957331
Large type books. (OCoLC)fst00992678
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Added Author Logue, Donal, 1966- author.
ISBN 9781432891664 (large print ; hardcover)
1432891669 (large print ; hardcover)
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