Handbook for an Unpredictable Life

How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (With Great Hair)

by Rosie Perez

Hardcover, 322 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $26 | purchase

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Title
Handbook for an Unpredictable Life
Subtitle
How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (With Great Hair)
Author
Rosie Perez

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Book Summary

The actress shares the story of her disadvantaged childhood and her successes in and out of the Hollywood limelight, tracing her relationship with the schizophrenic mother who relinquished her to a Catholic orphanage and the fierce sense of independence that inspired her career.