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Desi Arnaz’s incredible life story - in his own words.

Desi Arnaz’s memoir tells the story of how a kid from Cuba hit the big time in the United States. It’s all here - the good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the lucky breaks, and the heartbreaking failures.

©1976 Desi Arnaz (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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Exceptional!

Exceptional cannot begin to explain A Book, but it will have to do. It is dangerously honest and impeccably written. If you want to know the whole truth of such an iconic man, I'd read this book.

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A Force of Nature! I "Binge Listened", Riveted!

I never saw "I Love Lucy" or any of the other shows mentioned in this book. But those televisions products surely pale against the backdrop of this man's actual life! The book starts a little slow with the details of escaping from civil war-torn Cuba, as a child. Only to find himself living in a rat-infested warehouse in Miami with his father. Not speaking English. With brilliant solutions to problems and challenges, he carves his way across the country as an applauded musician, shapeshifts into an actor, and film and theater visionary that dominates the entertainment industry in America from Hollywood to Madison Avenue in New York. And at the same time propelling his wife into superstardom. An unstoppable, brilliant force of nature! This is one of the most amazing memoirs I have ever read. I could not put it down at "bedtime" and was still riveted at 5:00 A.M. after all night binge listening. The narration is captivating and musical with such a beautiful voice. Do not deny yourself the pleasure of listening to this audiobook! This could be a fascinating 10 season television series! Desi Arnaz has to be the most underestimated, under-celebrated human being that ever crossed the globe. Everyone should have the pleasure, and glory, of knowing his story. He was a phenomenon!

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Loved it

This book was sooo engrossing! So much I didn't know about Desi, as well as Lucy. The narrator did a great job too. He really brought Desi to life and did a great job.

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