Before Jennifer Lopez and Selma Hayek became household names, there was Rosie Perez – a fiery, outspoken Puerto Rican who became one of best known Latina actresses in the 1980s for her work in “White Men Can’t Jump” and Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.”
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Now, the feisty Brooklyn-born actress has published a new memoir, “Handbook for an Unpredictable Life,” where she opens up for the first time about her traumatic childhood.
From being abandoned by her schizophrenic mother to shuffling from one foster home to another, Perez writes in raw detail about how those challenges helped her to become the woman she is today.
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