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Synopsis: Freak: a Semi-Demi-Quasi-Pseudo Autobiography is John Leguizamo's hilarious coming-of-age story. Set in various neighborhoods of Queens, New York, in the eras of disco and break-dancing, Freak recounts the turmoil and eccentricities within a Latino family struggling to make it. A domineering father, frustrated by his rocky quest for the American dream; a mother who finds feminism and the club scene when she tires of Pop's tight control; a pudgy, eager-to-please, easily manipulated younger brother; and John - who doesn't spare himself in telling the gory details of his teen years. Freak is the book adaptation of Leguizamo's comical and critically acclaimed one-man Broadway show. But Freak, the book, contains narrative that had to be cut from the show because of time restraints.
From Library Journal:
This is the narrative of an upcoming Broadway show by and about popular Latin American actor and comedian Leguizamo, who has had a successful career as a playwright (Mambo Mouth: A Savage Comedy, Bantam, 1993), starred in the groundbreaking variety show House of Buggin', and appeared in a variety of notable film roles. Written with close friend and fellow comedy writer Bar Katz, it covers Leguizamo's childhood and young adulthood before his first theatrical successes. Setting his story in various ethnic neighborhoods in Queens, the author uses street slang and Spanglish to recount humorous and poignant family anecdotes, always emphasizing the struggles and emotions of an immigrant Latino family. The result is both entertaining and poignant. Recommended for libraries with theater and Latin American Studies collections.?Lisa N. Johnston, Sweet Briar Coll. Lib., Va.
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Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Used: Good
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