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Steve Kaycee is once again back with a book review, with the book for this week being “P*mps, H*s, Playa Hatas, And All The Rest Of My Hollywood Friends: My Life”.
Check it below and enjoy!
“Book Of The Week: P*mps, H*s, Playa Hatas, And All The Rest Of My Hollywood Friends: My Life”
In four of my six books reviews, I have been in the arena (no pun intended) of sports autobiographies, with my most recent one being the Terrell Owens book “Catch This!: Going Deep With The NFL’s Sharpest Weapon”, which posted last week.
This week (two weeks earlier than I originally had planned), I stay in the autobiography arena, except this time I go to Hollywood, with the review of John Leguizamo’s autobiography, “P*mps, H*s, Playa Hatas, And All The Rest Of My Hollywood Friends: My Life”. Let’s begin.
Alright, so this autobiography details Leguizamo’s life immigrating with his family from Colombia to New York City, the distinction of being the class clown in school, and his relentless career as both a stand-up comedian and actor, the last of which contains very interesting experiences, such as his two-year marriage to bit actress Yelba Osario.
Of course, those things highlighted in the previous paragraph are just the tip of the iceberg, as he also dishes on not liking Steven Seagal and Kurt Russell, his utmost regard for Leonardo DiCaprio, the mutual dislike that he and the late Bob Hoskins had about working on the Super Mario Bros. movie, the mutual dislike that he and Michael Jai White had about doing the movie “Spawn”, his career revival with the movie “Ice Age”, and his multiple explanations about the significance of making the movie “Empire”.
P*mps, H*s, Playa Hatas, And All The Rest Of My Hollywood Friends: My Life is John Leguizamo at his brutally honest, which is also his best. Yeah, I like Seagal and Russell, but I have to admit that him dishing about the both of them was pretty entertaining. Plus, it’s also an overall interesting book to the point that I could never put it down until I was finished. Yeah, it was that engrossing.
Overall, this book is worth a read, whether you’re a fan of someone that Leguizamo was in a movie with, such as the criminally under-rated Delilah Cotto, or a fan of Leguizamo himself. And if either of those instances are the case, then you definitely won’t be a playa hata upon reading and finishing it. It’s that entertaining, so go ahead and give it read. You won’t be disappointed!