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Os­car-nom­i­nated ac­tress Rosie Perez’s never-be­fore-told story of sur­viv­ing a har­row­ing child­hood and of how she found suc­cess—both in and out of the Hollywood lime­light. Rosie Perez first caught our at­ten­tion with her fierce dance in the ti­tle se­quence of Do the Right Thing and has since de­fined her­self as a funny and tal­ented ac­tress who broke bound­aries for Lati­nas in the film in­dus­try. What most peo­ple would be sur­prised to learn is that the woman with the big, ef­fer­ves­cent per­son­al­ity has a se­cret straight out of a Dick­ens novel. At the age of three, Rosie’s life was turned up­side down when her men­tally ill mother tore her away from the only fam­ily she knew and placed her in a Catholic chil­dren’s home in New York’s Westch­ester County. Thus be­gan her crazily dis­com­bob­u­lated child­hood of be­ing shut­tled be­tween “the Home,” where she and other kids suf­fered all man­ners of cru­elty from nuns, and var­i­ous rel­a­tives’ apart­ments in Brook­lyn. Many in her cir­cum­stances would have been de­fined by these har­row­ing ex­pe­ri­ences, but with the in­tense de­ter­mi­na­tion that be­came her trade­mark, Rosie over­came the odds and made an in­cred­i­ble life for her­self. She brings her jour­ney vividly to life on each page of this mem­oir—from the vi­brant streets of Brook­lyn to her tur­bu­lent years in the Catholic home, and fi­nally to film and TV sets and the LA and New York City hip-hop scenes of the 1980s and ‘90s. More than a page-turn­ing read, Hand­book for an Un­pre­dictable Life is a story of sur­vival. By turns heart­break­ing and funny, it is ul­ti­mately the in­spi­ra­tional story of a woman who has found a hard-won place of strength and peace. When we are happy we still laugh like that “lit­tle girl”. When we are sad, we still cry like that “lit­tle girl”; and ul­ti­mately we still want to be loved and dream big like that lit­tle girl. These lessons are lessons that you need to learn and em­brace through­out your life so that no mat­ter where you are, you can al­ways love and learn a LES­SON FOR THE LIT­TLE GIRL.... in­side of you. Ms. Jaime A. Gill wrote this book as a cel­e­bra­tion of her child­hood and an op­por­tu­nity for other fe­males to em­brace their lives at ev­ery stage of devel­op­ment. Ul­ti­mately she dreams that this book will serve as a tool to cre­ate con­ver­sa­tion be­tween the gen­er­a­tions. As she has served as a cer­ti­fied life coach and ra­dio show co-host of the L.O.V.E.

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