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Publisher's Summary

On screen, Danny Trejo is the most recognisable anti-hero in Hollywood - killed at least a hundred times, he steals every scene he's in. But off screen, he is so much more. The ultimate hard-knock lifer, and a true man of the world, he has all the stories, and all the scars.

Raised in an abusive home, Danny struggled from an early age with heroin addiction and doing time in some of the country's most notorious state prison, including Folsom and San Quentin - where he met Charles Manson - before starring in modern classics and cult hits alike, such as Heat, Breaking Bad, From Dusk till Dawn, Sons of Anarchy, Desperado, Machete and scores more. Now, Danny takes us through the peaks and valleys of his life, including meeting one of the world's most infamous serial killers and working with icons like Charles Bronson and Robert De Niro.

In raw detail, Danny recounts how he managed the horrors of incarceration, rebuilt his life and drew inspiration from the adrenaline-fueled robbing heists of his past for the film roles that forged his legend.

Redemptive, poignant and raw, Trejo is a portrait of a magnificent life and an unforgettable journey through tragedy, pain and, finally, success. Told with cowboy appeal, gritty rebel wisdom and total honesty, these are outlaw stories from the frontiers: the frontiers of prison, of Hollywood and of life.

Includes an exclusive bonus track with Donal Logue sharing his favourite stories about his friendship with Danny and writing the book together.

©2021 Danny Trejo (P)2021 Bonnier Books UK

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Great listen, he has so many stories!

He's lived so many brutal lives and didn't hold back any punches telling his story.

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Inspired by Danny Trejo

Being narrated by Danny Trejo himself, the story truly came alive and was amazing to hear him tell it.

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This book is fantastic

Very deep, honest and entertaining, this book highlights the humanity of Danny Trejo. I have always loved Danny Trejo’s characters on the big screen and after reading this book my respect for him has gone up ten fold. What makes this version better is that he narrates the story himself adding authenticity to the account of his life. Keep going Danny, you truely have set an example of positivity and are living proof that we can always be better to each other.

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Need inspiration?

What a life. Brutally honest and upfront, once you finish with this book you will feel inspired. Nothing but a good man who is forever grateful for just being alive and loving life. A must read.

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Authentic

Be yourself, be aware of your Sh1t and imperfections and do what you can about it. Focus on others, it will bring some peace. your a good man Trejo.

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Wow what a life!!

Love Danny Trejo. What a crazy wild ride of ups and downs his life has been.

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What a story Danny Trejo has to offer

Loved this audio book. Such a wild story and hearing the emotion in his voice telling it, hearing him crack up laughing reliving some of his wilder tales. It great. highly recommend it!

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What a story!

What an amazing journey and so entertaining. So much to learn from Danny Trejo’s hand.

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Great book

Great story he lived a hard life that’s for sure needed to play at 1x2 speed but all round good book

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unfrknbelievable

I have always loved Danny's character but had absolutely no idea of the man that he is and what he has achieved for all those people.
He is amazing

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  • Amy
  • 17-07-2021

Best book of 2021.

The right way to read this book it to have it read to you by Danny Trejo himself. Danny’s story is fascinating, disturbing, and uplifting. Danny describes his less than ideal past in sufficient detail for the reader to really understand his background without attempting to glamorise or romanticise it. Danny does an amazing job of helping the reader to find compassion for those people most of us don’t think twice about; the addicts, prisoners, and criminals. Humans. Danny is unflinching in his recount of his own unsavoury past behaviours, attitudes and actions. His insight and ability to share these vulnerabilities in an open and raw manner speaks to his change in character and heart, and to his personal growth. Danny’s story is one I recommend to everyone, and the further your own experiences are from
Danny’s, the more you will benefit. Danny Trejo makes me want to be a better person. And what better legacy is there than that?

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  • 16-09-2021

Brilliant

Loved this audio listening to his story made cry in part and laugh in other and was great that it was him telling his own story. Really is a must people

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-09-2021

Fabulous!!!

Well … what a life !!!…,, & what a fu##ing great man Danny Trejo has,was & is !!!…. Amazing read… listen to him tell his story , in his own words with such emotion !! …. I was gripped with every word /chapter … loved it …. Thrilling xxx

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  • Uche
  • 29-08-2021

Exceptional Listen

This is a serious page turner filled with emotional rollercoaster; I can’t recommend this book enough. Trejo’s narration isn’t great, but makes the book more real. Simply put, Trejo bares all in this book & there was never a dull moment. Definitely one of the best books I’ve listened to in a long time.

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  • angie
  • 27-08-2021

Best read in ages

Such an interesting life. Really encapsulated the real Danny especially with him reading it. Such a lot of respect for Danny after learning all he has gone through and his values. Brilliant. Might even read again. Bravo Danny👏👏👏

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  • Derek M.
  • 25-08-2021

Brilliant

What a life,what a man. Bought on a whim but absolutely loved it from start to finish. Danny’s narration isn’t polished but is absolutely perfect for his book and gives it a genuine authentic vibe

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  • Gordon hall
  • 18-08-2021

amazing

This has got to be one if not the best audio book I have listened to. Narrator Danny himself and the story is totally mind blowing. always liked his acting but never knew his life story and what a story it is

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-08-2021

Brilliant!

What a fantastic insight into such an intelligent, interesting and strong willed man. I enjoyed the this so much I finished this book in 2 days.
loved this and would recommend to everyone.

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  • toxicjesse
  • 12-08-2021

One of the best audio books I have ever listen to

This is such a moving amazing book as an ex addict so much connected with me I highly recommend this book Danny Trejo is a superhero ❤️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-08-2021

What a life!!!!

The fact its narrated by Danny, you get to feel the hardship, the humility, his honesty. If every human being lived a tenth of the life he has led, the earth would be a melting pot of adrenaline, pain, love, and gratitude

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-08-2021

Outstanding

What a great insight into the legend that is Danny Trejo. Sincere, regretful, grateful, spiritual and funny. A true hero who has redeemed himself countless times for mistakes in his early life.

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