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Cheech Is Not My Real Name Audiobook

Cheech Is Not My Real Name: ...But Don't Call Me Chong

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Publisher's Summary

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Cheech Marin (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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    J.T. Texas 04-05-17
    J.T. Texas 04-05-17 Member Since 2013

    Lover of Non fiction and at times a good fiction listen!

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    "It was better than you or I could imagine"

    Ok it is a positive and even inspirational about hard work and always learning

    Drugs were not glorified which I appreciate

    Be careful where you listen to it as you will laugh and laugh out load!

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    Ellice McDaniel 05-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Captivating? Duh... its Cheech!"

    I binged this book in 4 days. Thanks Cheech Marin for sharing your whit, charisma, insight and story!

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    DJF in Boulder BOULDER, CO, US 05-17-17
    DJF in Boulder BOULDER, CO, US 05-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Remarkable Life Story"

    This is a a rags to riches story. Cheech's success resulted from talent, hard work, and support from people with power and prestige who believed in him.

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    "One of the Funniest/Intelligent Guys on Earth!"

    I first heard Cheech & Chong when I was in elementary school, and man did they change my outlook on life - for the better!

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    zydeco 05-03-17
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    "Super interesting guy! Charming, grateful, driven."

    So mucg to learn about thw life of Cheech Marin! I saw Cheech speak live at an LA Library book event to launch this book in Feb 2017.
    In person, he's hilarious, charming, gracious, a great story - teller & performer.

    I bought the audio book that ni.
    I was a little surprised & disappointed re-reading many of Cheech's great stories he'd told on stage that night in the audiobook, just without all the personality & enthusiasm.

    It doesn't make sense since he's such a great actor, performer, improvise, comedian & voice over artist.

    But while his life stories are still interesting, it's not nearly as lively & great as having seen him in person.

    A great read tho!

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    Sherri A. Near Duarte, California United States 04-26-17
    Sherri A. Near Duarte, California United States 04-26-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Truly a fascinating man."

    Mr. Marin is much more than meets the eye. He shares his life story with passion and humor. He has had a diverse and fruitful career. Moreover it is his personal growth that is so inspirational. He takes life as it comes to him and makes the most of it: an example for each of us. He truly is a poster child for what hard work, perseverance and dreams can accomplish. He truly loves family and others who come into his life. However, his most admirable quality his his humility and profound appreciation for his gifts and all the blessings that have been bestowed on him. I thoroughly enjoy his book.

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    "Amazing book!"

    What an amazing book. The only thing i didn't like was that it was too short. I recommend this book to those who have an open mind.i absolutely loved this book! Cheech was wonderful

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    Amazon Customer 04-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Like an old friend"

    Very pleasant to listen to Cheech share his story. So easy to get lost in the story time flies by. Highly recommend to those who remember Cheech and Chong but don't really know the back story.

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    Gabriel 04-12-17
    Gabriel 04-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    I learned so much about a hero of my childhood. Cheech Marin is extremely intelligent and talented person and this book is the behind the scenes look at what it took for him to reach the top.

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    Joninthearmy 04-02-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic read for fans and people just learning about the man"

    I went into this book only as a fan of his movies but came out to a deep appreciation for the man himself highly recommend it would read again

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