Cheech is not my Real Name.. But don't Call me Chong
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing;(March 14, 2017)
The long-awaited memoir from a counterculture legend.
Cheech Marin came of age at an interesting time in America and became a self-made counterculture legend with his other half, Tommy Chong. This insightful memoir delves into how Cheech dodged the draft, formed one of the most successful comedy duos of all time, became the face of the recreational drug movement with the film Up in Smoke, forged a successful solo career with roles in The Lion King and, more recently, Jane the Virgin, and became the owner of the most renowned collection of Chicano art in the world.
Written in Cheech's uniquely hilarious voice, this memoir will take you to new highs.
My girlfriend Cathy bought me this book for my birthday. Cheech had been on shows promoting the book and it was being said that it was written with much humor. I figured I needed some humor and mentioned the book and the next thing I know there it is!
The book IS written with humor.
I can't say I followed his whole career so it was interesting to read that I knew more of his career than I thought I knew. And still much I didn't know. It was a good story if a rise to fame and the good and bad that comes with it. I did have one disappointment.. I knew drugs were involved with Cheech and Chong, but for whatever reason I thought it was more Chong, then Cheech. It probably was but the disappointment (for ME.) was to hear that many still use some. But that's just me. I never felt that anyone needed "help" to enjoy yourself or to be happy. To me, that's a false happiness. So.. whatever... I still enjoyed the book and thin "Cheech" did a lot of good to make people happy. That's got to be a good feeling for all comedians... making others happy.
Thanks Cheech. And although you thought Cheech and Chongs Corsican Brothers was your worst movie.. I loved it!