To Selena, with Love (Commemorative Edition)

To Selena, with Love (Commemorative Edition)

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by Chris Perez
     
 

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One of the most compelling and adored superstars in Latin music history, Selena was nothing short of a phenomenon who shared all of herself with her millions of devoted fans.  Her tragic murder, at the age of twenty-three, stripped the world of her talent and boundless potential, her tightly-knit family of their beloved angel, and her husband, Chris Perez, of the

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One of the most compelling and adored superstars in Latin music history, Selena was nothing short of a phenomenon who shared all of herself with her millions of devoted fans.  Her tragic murder, at the age of twenty-three, stripped the world of her talent and boundless potential, her tightly-knit family of their beloved angel, and her husband, Chris Perez, of the greatest love he had ever known.
 
For over a decade, Chris held onto the only personal thing he had left from his late wife—the touching and sometimes painful memories of their very private bond. Now, for the first time, Chris opens up about their unbreakable friendship, their forbidden relationship, and their blossoming marriage that was cut short.
 
Chris’s powerful story gives a rare glimpse into Selena’s sincerity and vulnerability when falling in love, strength and conviction when fighting for that love, and absolute resilience when finding peace and normalcy with her family’s acceptance of the only man she called her husband.
 
While showcasing a side of Selena that has never been disclosed before and clarifying certain misconceptions about her life and death, To Selena, with Love is an everlasting love story that immortalizes the heart and soul of an extraordinary, unforgettable, and irreplaceable icon.
 
This commemorative edition includes new photos and a special new chapter detailing the author’s reflection since writing the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451414069
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
33,425
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Chris Perez is a Grammy-winning American guitarist and currently plays for The Chris Perez Band. Prior to that, Perez was the lead guitarist for his wife’s band Selena y Los Dinos.

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To Selena, With Love 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 182 reviews.
Nikki2016 More than 1 year ago
I ordered the book, got it yesterday, and finished it today. It grabbed my attention and truly explained the life Chris and Selena had planned out and their wonderful and rare realationship. It was very touching and moving. Chris goes in depth into the details of his marriage with Selena and clears up many theories, shows how much they loved each other, and shows their ups and rare downs. I totally recommend it for anybody who would love to read a true, real life moving story.
VenusPrado More than 1 year ago
We all know how the story ends. What we didn’t really know, and later learn through the glimpses that Chris Perez graciously lets us peek in on, is how it all began. To Selena, With Love, embraces a voice so authentic, so genuine, and so honest that readers can’t help but cry, smile, lament, grieve, and celebrate alongside with Chris on this incredibly touching journey. Throughout the years, I’ve often thought about Chris Perez and the aftermath of what he must have emotionally and physically endured after Selena’s death. When I caught wind of his upcoming book, my curiosity was peaked. I must admit that while the book is cloaked in Selena, it is really as much about Chris as well. It is my hope that readers embrace his willingness to allow free access into an area of his life that he could have left private forever. Told from the vantage point of one who “quietly observes from the fringes”, Chris lets the reader know point blank what both he and Selena agonizingly endured by living out their forbidden romance. The pictures he paints of Abraham’s despise reveal many hurtful moments that most persons would not have tolerated. But Chris prevailed, and does so still today in the face of truth as told from his perspective. A point that Chris articulates well is that he fell in love with the “real” Selena. And that is the Selena he presents page by page, word by word. The examples he shares are intimate and simplistic, yet bring an extraordinarily powerful presence to Selena’s memory. This is not an easy task and Chris must be commended for letting his authentic spirit vividly recall the eternal love of his life. I connected with many of the childhood memories Chris shared partly because we are from the same city and age range, but mostly because our economic backgrounds were similar. I found myself laughing when he mentioned his mom loving 55KTSA because my mom did as well. So much so, that I have pictures of me as a child covered in 55KTSA buttons and clothing she made for a radio sponsored contest! I felt deep sadness in moments when Chris discusses being deemed unworthy of Selena’s affections. To me, this must have worn heavily on his core sense of self. Chris, however, ultimately transcends those feelings and comes to a place of assured certainty in both his love for Selena and of her love for him! Chris will make you cry when retelling the painful moments of Selena’s death and his reactions that followed. The tear-jerker moment for me (and there were many) is his attempt at preserving her scent after her death. I won’t reveal the details but warn you that you better have a box of tissue nearby. Ultimately, this book is about the resurrection of Chris Perez and his “struggle to find meaning in life again”. It is about freeing himself from the walls of his grief and deciding to return to the land of the living. This book is his “best I can” moment. “I love you, Christopher,” Selena said. She always used my full name whenever things were serious or intense between us. “Let’s never let anything between us change. Promise?” Her voice was as solemn as I’d ever heard it. “I promise,” I said, and told her how much I loved her, too. “I don’t know what I’d do if I ever lost you,” I confessed. Chris Perez wrote a book, for Selena, and that’s how the story really ends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont even know where to begin, this book had me laughing, entertained and very sad and depress, Chris did am amazing job and had TREMENDOUS strength and courage to share his moments with Selena I am a selena fan and once i found out about hi book i HAD to buy it Thank you chris for sharing your moments with us the fans we TRUELY appreciate it Rest in Peace Selena
selenafan More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Chris did an amazing job writing it. It is great to know about Selena's private time with Chris. All Selena Fans should buy this. They will love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The hard copy includes a section of pictures between pages 184 and 185 the nook copy does not have these pictures. The pictures are exclusives photos of Selena they are not included in the nook copy. I had to purchase the hard copy to have them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a beautiful book and it is so sad what happened to Selena. It must be hard losing your only true love. I really recomend it
nikki00 More than 1 year ago
this is so good.....worth the read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing it had me laughing and crying!! Chris did a wonderful job! This book is a must read if you are a selena fan!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Its one of those love stories that you just can't put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I met the love of my life a few months after Selena's death. Her & Chris's story always gave me chills and somehow helped me be so appreciative of my own new love. I lost my husband 5 years later. Chris put into words through his own story the heartache of love and hope lost that is easy to emphatize with but never truly able to get unless you've walked down the road. I feel a special connection to this story and oddly wondered about Chris for years. I never followed music so didn't really know how he was doing other than the random thing on the radio. I thank him so sharing and get why it took so long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TRUE PAGETURNER! WARNING: YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT THIS BOOK DOWN! A wonderful story about Chris and Selena's beautiful life and plans for the future that all went down the drain. :( RIP Selena
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very excited to see this book had been written. As soon as i started it i coukd not put it down. I laughed and I cried and felt extreme gut wrenching feelings when Chris explained his feelings if Selena's death. It is a wonderful insight to see in writing hiw much he truly loved and admired the real Selena. This book is long overdue, but totally worth the wait. Awesome read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a Texan and Hispanic I have been a huge fan of Selena y Los Dinos ever since i can remember, but Chris was always a bit of mystery n i always wondered what their private life as a couple was like. This book answers exactly that. Absolutely beautiful book, it had me crying tears of joy n of sorrow <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read for Selena fans or anyone who enjoys a true, down to earth love story! This book sheds light on her life from the most respected source, her husband. Private stories, jokes, and insight are heart wrenching and endearing. Incredible work, Chris!
pepgal More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I was a big fan of Selena's. I loved to hear her sing. I had stopped listening to Tejano music during my teens, but I saw her once and it was enough to make me remeber what I loved about the music. Reading this book about her personal life, just confirmed what I saw on stage, beautiful, caring soul. It has made her more of a real person instead of a celebrity. Thank you, Chris for sharing this beautiful story with us. You did an amazing job in telling it and opening your heart to us. REST IN PEACE LA REYNA SELENA. Best of luck to you, Chris in all you do.
Monica1334 More than 1 year ago
As soon as I started reading this book I couldn't put it back down. It is amazing to see Selena as a real person other than a famous talented singer. I would highly recommend this book not only to fans but to anyone else who wants to read a romantic story..... Chris did a terrific job on narrowing the story. I can see parts that were probaly very hard for him to write especially if you are reliving all these memories. I give it to you Chris and may God bless you. Just know and remember something you already know that Selena will in fact always be with you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, great, amazing! Thank you chris for sharing this with us. Selena fan or not you will love this book.
stephySD More than 1 year ago
great book..loved it..chris you did an awesome job..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book from beginning to end. I felt as though Chris was here in person talking to me about his life with Selena. I laughed out loud with him as well as cried with him. I couldn't put it down...he has a beautiful soul and can see how much he loved Selena. Two thumbs up...
MissLaPeqena More than 1 year ago
This book is SOOOO good. It such a great love story and sad that it had to end. Its perfect for all Selena fans and if you were not a fan this is truely a great Love book. Its funny, you get to see Selena as a real person not a famous person. Its soo lovely. It would not consider this a &quot;Tell All&quot; book this is far from that. Its Chris &quot;her husbands&quot; life with Selena. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love it you have no Idea. Every Selena fan has been waiting fro YEARS to read this. Perfect in everyway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful love story that needed to be told! This book gives us insight on two lives that were meant to be together, but torn apart by tragedy. Selena was a great entertainer, her fans love her still, and Chris's story needed to be told, thank you Chris, from a forever Selena!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mom got this book and she loves it
jjjccc More than 1 year ago
A must have for all Selena fans! The book reveals intimate details about Selena the person, not the singer, and her relationship with Chris. I've been waiting for a book like this for YEARS. It's also a touching love story, Chris does an amazing job showing us that every relationship has its up and downs but it's getting through the downs that make the relationship stronger. Love you Selena!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An exceptional read! A truly moving love story. I cried, laughed and fell in love with Chris' s tribute of the one and only Selena! It's an easy read that captivates you from the first page. Happy reading everyone and thank you Chris for sharing one of the most precious moments of your life with us!
Holly 3 months ago
To Selena, With Love is Chris Perez's story of a woman who he loved dearly and is giving everyone a behind the scenes look at their love story. Selena was a multi-platinum Mexican singer who was on the brink of crossing over into main stream America when everything came crashing down on that fateful March day. We are getting a more intimate look inside their relationship that almost didn't survive due to her family and her hectic schedule and what their plans were for the future that would never happen. I had this book read in two days and I loved every minute of it! Growing up in West Texas and especially living down by the border, Selena was on the radio all the time and the day she died, even though I was only 10 at the time, I knew the world just lost a legend. The way Chris tells this story, it will make your heart break for him for losing his one true love and it makes you wonder what would happened if Selena survived that day. Thank You to Chris Perez for sharing your love story with Selena for the fans who truly loved her even to this day! This book came from my own personal Library.