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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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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!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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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  • J.T.
  • Texas
  • 04-05-17

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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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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  • Ramona
  • Corona, CA, United States
  • 11-27-17

Dave's Not Home

Loved it! it is truly a blessing to get to know this winderful person. Thank you

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Loved it!

From beginning to end loved it. Learned things about Cheech and Chong I didn't know!

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Very Entertaining!

I highly recommend this book!
Great stories and learned a lot about this intelligent performer!

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Pleasant Suprice

Where does Cheech Is Not My Real Name rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the most enjoyable books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cheech was definitely the star of his own story.

What about Cheech Marin’s performance did you like?

His voice if you can believe it.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The chapter on the East LA movie.

Any additional comments?

I wasn't really sure what to expect but I am so glad that i gave it a chance.

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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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  • jeffrey
  • 09-17-17

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What made the experience of listening to Cheech Is Not My Real Name the most enjoyable?

I always enjoy biographies narrated by the author. What I did not realise is how much he did outside the Cheech and Chong duo.

Who was your favorite character and why?

What an absolutely stupid question!!!!

What about Cheech Marin’s performance did you like?

The narrator was Cheech

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

Any additional comments?

Why does Audible force you to answer questions instead of give you free voice. Any one who grew up with Sister Mary Elephant will really appreciate the man looking for "Dave"....