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The Resource Handbook for an unpredictable life : how I survived Sister Renata and my crazy mother, and still came out smiling (with great hair), Rosie Perez, (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Handbook for an unpredictable life : how I survived Sister Renata and my crazy mother, and still came out smiling (with great hair), Rosie Perez, (Axis 360 electronic resource)

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Handbook for an unpredictable life : how I survived Sister Renata and my crazy mother, and still came out smiling (with great hair)
Title
Handbook for an unpredictable life
Title remainder
how I survived Sister Renata and my crazy mother, and still came out smiling (with great hair)
Statement of responsibility
Rosie Perez
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
RECBK
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Perez, Rosie
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • 791.4302/8092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Baker & Taylor Axis 360
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Handbook for an unpredictable life : how I survived Sister Renata and my crazy mother, and still came out smiling (with great hair), Rosie Perez, (Axis 360 electronic resource)
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multicolored
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780307952417
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(electronic bk.)
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0013304264
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EB00152431
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remote
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(OCoLC)869380425
Label
Handbook for an unpredictable life : how I survived Sister Renata and my crazy mother, and still came out smiling (with great hair), Rosie Perez, (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307952417
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Global Done
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0013304264
Publisher number
EB00152431
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869380425

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