Cheech is not my real name : but don't call me Chong! / Cheech Marin, with John Hassan.

"A memoir by the counterculture legend discusses how he formed one of the most successful comedy duos of all time, became a representative of the recreational drug movement, forged a successful solo career, and amassed a collection of renowned Chicano art,"--NoveList.

Main Author: Marin, Cheech
Other Authors: Hassan, John.
Published: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017
Edition: First edition.
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The long-awaited memoir from a counterculture legend.
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 most renowned collection of Chicano art in the world.
Written in Cheech's uniquely hilarious voice, this memoir will take you to new highs.

Table of Contents

1What are you?

p. 1

2Up on the Rooftop

p. 5

3In the dead of night

p. 16

4A change of scenery

p. 19

5Father Marin?

p. 26

6A Hard Day's Night

p. 29

7What else have they been lying about?

p. 34

8A cross-fire hurricane

p. 39

9A big day of castrating

p. 53

10Meeting Tommy Chong

p. 68

11We want tits!

p. 78

12Do you have a nickname?

p. 87

13One small problem

p. 91

14What happened to the leopard you had last night?

p. 94

15Bank error in your favor

p. 101

16Who's Lou Adler?

p. 109

17Dave's not here

p. 114

18Hitting the road

p. 121

19If you could please not do that dog bit

p. 126

20In and out of dry dock

p. 134


p. 142

22Hooray for Hollywood

p. 150

23Up in Smoke

p. 159

24A lesson in show business

p. 165

25You're slouching

p. 170

26You're into video, I'm into film

p. 179

27Born in East L.A.

p. 186

28Tito, Banzai, and Ramone

p. 198

29Ladies and gentlemen, Chet Pussy!!

p. 203

30Louie, Alex, and me

p. 212

31Tin Cup

p. 220

32Nash Bridges

p. 226

33The Late Henry Moss

p. 232

34Chicano art

p. 239

35The night Kate Middleton asked me to dance

p. 243

36Endings, reunions, and new beginnings

p. 250


p. 259

Photo Credits

p. 261