Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood (Book Notes)
In his memoir, Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood, actor Danny Trejo (with the help of fellow actor and co-writer Donal Logue) shares his life story - from his youth on the streets of L.A. to his experiences playing memorable roles in films such as Machete, Desperado, and Heat.
Trejo talks about growing up in Los Angeles and his troubled childhood, which led to drug addiction and criminal behavior, and time spent in prison, and how he eventually turned his life around with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous and a newfound faith in God.
Trejo also talks about his acting career and how he got his start in Hollywood. He shares anecdotes about working with directors like Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, and discusses some of his most iconic roles. Throughout the book, Trejo emphasizes the importance of giving back to the community, and about his work with at-risk youth and prison inmates.
SUMMARY - Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood is an inspiring and engaging memoir that offers a unique perspective on the world of Hollywood, and the power of personal transformation.