Danny Trejo’s got a book coming out this summer telling the story of his incredible life – and we’ve got more details here.
If you’re looking for a bit of summer reading, then here’s something that looks worth adding to the pile. The actor Danny Trejo has – along with Donal Logue – written a memoir. It promises to tell the story of his journey from his life of crime through to his subsequent Hollywood career and the work he now does too with young addicts.
The book is called Trejo: My Life Of Crime, Redemption & Hollywood, and it’s published by John Blake in the UK. It releases on July 6th 2021, in both Kindle and hardbook formats, with an audiobook available too.
We’ll leave you with the synopsis for it…
On screen, Danny Trejo is the most recognisable anti-hero in Hollywood – killed at least a hundred times, he steals every scene he’s in. But off screen, he is so much more. The ultimate hard-knock-lifer, and a true man of the world, he has all the stories, and all the scars.
Raised in an abusive home, Danny struggled from an early age with heroin addiction and doing time in some of the country’s most notorious state prisons, including Folsom and San Quentin – where he met Charles Manson – before starring in such modern classics as Heat, From Dusk Till Dawn, and Machete. Now, Danny takes us over the peaks and through the valleys of his life, including meeting one of the world’s most infamous serial killers and working with icons like Charles Bronson and Robert De Niro.
In raw detail, Danny recounts how he managed the horrors of incarceration, rebuilt his life, and drew inspiration from the adrenaline-fueled robbing heists of his past for the film roles that forged his legend.
Redemptive, poignant, and raw, Trejo is a portrait of a magnificent life and an unforgettable journey through tragedy, pain, and, finally, success. Told with cowboy appeal, gritty rebel wisdom, and total honesty,these are outlaw stories from the frontiers: the frontiers of prison, of Hollywood, and of life.
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