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Author: Cheech Marin Narrator: Cheech Marin Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781478934844
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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 largest private collection of Chicano art in the world.

Written in Cheech’s uniquely hilarious voice, this memoir will take you to new highs.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Listeners are treated to stories about his childhood in East LA, dodging the Vietnam draft in Canada, his working relationship and success with Tommy Chong, his successful solo career, and beyond…He certainly infuses his narration with humor, when appropriate but never uses it to distract from the story he is telling. Listeners who only know Marin from Cheech and Chong should prepare to be impressed by his multifaceted and accomplished life.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • “Includes chapters on moving to Canada to avoid the Vietnam draft and listening for gunshots on a childhood night in L.A.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “A fascinating self-portrait and social and artistic history.”


  • “This enjoyable and insightful autobiography…makes a strong argument that behind the stoner façade were two seasoned entertainers…[Also] Marin describes the development of his solo success as an actor…[and] looks at his youth growing up poor in South Central Los Angeles…This memoir is fun, wacky look inside Marin’s imagination.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The straight dope from Cheech…The author acknowledges his fondness for marijuana, but he does not offer salacious, drug-fueled anecdotes or other tales of wild, countercultural bad behavior. Instead, he focuses on the duo’s creative process, warm family memories, post-Cheech and Chong collaborations with Robert Rodriguez and Pixar, and the creation of his personal film Born in East LA. Droll and affable rather than outrageous and subversive, Marin is pleasant company.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Cheech Marin is an actor, director, comedian, author, musician, and collector of Chicano art. He’s also half of a comedy duo called Cheech and Chong, man.