Whether as a Latino growing up in LA the son of the highest ranking Hispanic police officer in Los Angeles county, or later as a classic face of early stoner counter-culture, Cheech has always found himself somewhere on the fringe.
This is a man that wherever he goes, people still think he's totally stoned out of his mind. Their reactions are priceless and varied and always hysterical. All of such experiences have honed Cheech into quite the chronicler of human behaviour. Everything from him smoking his first joint to the oddness of a short trip to the supermarket becomes an epically funny showcase of his wit and talent.
Most of us recall his classic work with Cheech and Chong. But what most people don't know is that Cheech has a brain -- which he proves here in his smart and insightful look at the Latino experience.
And this is not your typical straight celebrity memoir/autobiography. We get to know who Cheech is through the sharp essays he constructs, and not the traditional beginning to end story of his life. With its keen sense of observation and huge sense of dry humor, this book falls somewhere between Chelsea Handler and David Sedaris and does way more than the expected celeb bio.
All captured in the smart voice of the king of stoner humour - it's unexpectedly great!