Handbook for an Unpredictable Life - How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling With Great Hair-logo

Handbook for an Unpredictable Life - How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling With Great Hair

Rosie Perez

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Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez's never-before-told story of surviving a harrowing childhood and of how she found success-both in and out of the Hollywood limelight. Rosie Perez first caught our attention with her fierce dance in the title sequence of Do the Right Thing and has since defined herself as a funny and talented actress who broke boundaries for Latinas in the film industry. What most people would be surprised to learn is that the woman with the big, effervescent personality has a secret straight out of a Dickens novel. At the age of three, Rosie's life was turned upside down when her mentally ill mother tore her away from the only family she knew and placed her in a Catholic children's home in New York's Westchester County. Thus began her crazily discombobulated childhood of being shuttled between "the Home," where she and other kids suffered all manners of cruelty from nuns, and various relatives' apartments in Brooklyn. Many in her circumstances would have been defined by these harrowing experiences, but with the intense determination that became her trademark, Rosie overcame the odds and made an incredible life for herself. She brings her journey vividly to life on each page of this memoir-from the vibrant streets of Brooklyn to her turbulent years in the Catholic home, and finally to film and TV sets and the LA and New York City hip-hop scenes of the 1980s and '90s. More than a page-turning read, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life is a story of survival. By turns heartbreaking and funny, it is ultimately the inspirational story of a woman who has found a hard-won place of strength and peace.

Language:

English

Length:

11h 42m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:55


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:48


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:16


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:35


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:45


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:40


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:34


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:26


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:24


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:32


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:47


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:31


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:48


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:28


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:41


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:01


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:23


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:43


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:49


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:47


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:38


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:24


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:52


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:39


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:25


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:03


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:58


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:23


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:33


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:49


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:20


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:01


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:24


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:31


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:10


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:57


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:05


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:29


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:21


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:25


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:02


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:08


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:39


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:00


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:36


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:31


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:09


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:26


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:15


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:27


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

00:35