Trejo by Danny Trejo audiobook

Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood

By Danny Trejo , with Donal Logue
Read by Danny Trejo

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982150822

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 07/06/2021

    ISBN: 9781797122922

  • Available on 07/06/2021

    ISBN: 9781797122915

Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I’ve long recognized Danny Trejo as an American icon. But what I didn’t know is that he’s also one hell of a storyteller. Brimming with heart and generosity, wicked humor and hard-won wisdom, Trejo reaches across generations, cultures, and borders to leave readers with a righteous, inspirational high.” Francisco Cantú, New York Times bestselling author
“This is more, much more, than a celebrity memoir. It’s a gutsy, wrenching, inspiring account of personal redemption and one man’s discovery of a higher purpose, written as though Trejo’s life depended on it. And once you read his story, you’ll know that it does.” Walter Kirn, New York Times bestselling author
“From ex-con to icon. 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

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Author

Author Bio: Danny Trejo

Author Bio: Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable, prolific, and beloved character actors. He owns seven locations of Trejo’s Tacos, Trejo’s Cantina, and Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts in the Los Angeles area, and is expanding his Trejo’s Tacos franchise nationwide. Visit DannyTrejo.com to learn more.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English