Freak: A Semi-Demi-Quasi-Pseudo Autobiography
Set in various neighborhood of Queens, N.Y., in the eras of disco and break-dancing, FREAK recalls the turmoil and eccentricities of 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. He recounts his parents' arrival in the U.S.; his father's desire to be a tenement king; his family's stint as the Leguizamobergs in the Catskills; his brushes with the Irish and Italian bullies of his neighborhood; exhilarating theater outings with his flamboyant Uncle Sanny; and his adolescent obsession with the wonders of his penis in scenes that are laugh-out-loud funny. FREAK is the book adaptation of Lequizamo's comical and criticallyacclaimed one-man Broadway show. But FREAK, the book, also containsnarrative which had to be cut from the show because of time restraints--it's not only a great read for those who are addicted to Lequizamo's award-winning theater successes Mambo Mouth and Spic-O-Rama, but also for the legions of fans who have seen him on the big screen in Romeo and Juliet, To Wong Foo, Carlito's Way and on his ground-breaking Fox show House of Buggin'.
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Review: FreakUser Review - Jake - Goodreads
A friend of mine who does professional stand up comedy gave this to me. He grabbed an extra copy off his shelf at home and said, “Here. Read it. Keep it.” He said it in a way that made it clear he ... Read full review
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