In her new book, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair), Rosie Perez opens up and speaks candidly about her life, taking readers from her childhood through the Oscars.
You probably won't be surprised to learn that a Latina growing up during the 70s in New York lived in poverty and found the strength to rise above hardship. However, you may be shocked to learn that Rosie's mother, Lydia, was mentally ill and abusive. When she was just three years old, Rosie, then living with her tia, was taken by her mother and put in a Catholic children's home in Westchester, New York. Despite this, Rosie rises through the ranks in Hollywood all while using her celebrity to raise awareness and help others who are disenfranchised and lends her well known voice to fight. How Rosie handles life is beautifully reflective, insightful, honest and forgiving.
We caught up with Rosie at her book party at Omar's in NYC to talk about the book and that weird J.Lo feud.
Read it all at Latina.com: EXCLUSIVE: Rosie Perez Reveals All In New Autobiography & Talks J.Lo "Feud"
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