Cheech Is Not My Real Name: ...But Don't Call Me Chong

Cheech Is Not My Real Name: ...But Don't Call Me Chong

by Cheech Marin


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Get a look into the mind of Cheech Marin–one half of the renowned Cheech and Chong comedic duo–and follow through the highs and lows of his personal and professional lives. 

An unborn baby with a fatal heart defect . . . a skier submerged for an hour in a frozen Norwegian lake . . . a comatose brain surgery patient whom doctors have declared a "vegetable."

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455592340
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Pages: 272
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

Acknowledgments 259

Photo Credits 261

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