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The long-awaited memoir from a counterculture legend.
Cheech Marin came of age at an interesting time in America and became a self-made counterculture legend with his other half, Tommy Chong. This insightful memoir delves into how Cheech dodged the draft, formed one of the most successful comedy duos of all time, became the face of the recreational drug movement with the film Up in Smoke, forged a successful solo career with roles in The Lion King and, more recently, Jane the Virgin, and became the owner of the most renowned collection of Chicano art in the world.
Written in Cheech's uniquely hilarious voice, this memoir will take you to new highs.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Cheech Marin is an actor, director, comedian, author, musician and Chicano art collector. He's also half of a comedy duo called Cheech and Chong, man.
Table of Contents
1 What are you? 1
2 Up on the Rooftop 5
3 In the dead of night 16
4 A change of scenery 19
5 Father Marin? 26
6 A Hard Day's Night 29
7 What else have they been lying about? 34
8 A cross-fire hurricane 39
9 A big day of castrating 53
10 Meeting Tommy Chong 68
11 We want tits! 78
12 Do you have a nickname? 87
13 One small problem 91
14 What happened to the leopard you had last night? 94
15 Bank error in your favor 101
16 Who's Lou Adler? 109
17 Dave's not here 114
18 Hitting the road 121
19 If you could please not do that dog bit 126
20 In and out of dry dock 134
21 Weeniegate 142
22 Hooray for Hollywood 150
23 Up in Smoke 159
24 A lesson in show business 165
25 You're slouching 170
26 You're into video, I'm into film 179
27 Born in East L.A. 186
28 Tito, Banzai, and Ramone 198
29 Ladies and gentlemen, Chet Pussy!! 203
30 Louie, Alex, and me 212
31 Tin Cup 220
32 Nash Bridges 226
33 The Late Henry Moss 232
34 Chicano art 239
35 The night Kate Middleton asked me to dance 243
36 Endings, reunions, and new beginnings 250
Photo Credits 261
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've never been a stoner but I saw enough in college to think Cheech & Chong were hilarious. They weren't just hilarious they had a keen eye for observation and commentary on society. Silly Dickens or Tom Wolff? This book is very enjoyable, Cheech has a very good and funny way of telling the story. He is very gracious towards the people he talks about. Born in East LA is one of the funniest movies ever with a true and fair message. "Jesus, no te pareces su retrato!" Line still makes me laugh after all these years. Only problem is now I'm homesick for all my friends and the people where I lived in Chua Vista, CA, 11 minutes from the Mexico border. I'm not brown, but those are my people.