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Why You Crying? : My Long, Hard Look at Life, Love, and Laughter Hardcover – Bargain Price, April 30, 2004
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About the Author
Armen Keteyian is a six-time Emmy Award-winning correspondent for CBS and HBO Sports. A New York Times bestselling author and coauthor of eight books, he lives in Connecticut. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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"Why You Crying" gives a taste of his life, from the sad pathetic upbringing, comedy bits, strong influences, the enduring struggle and of course, the successful TV show.
The title, "Why You Crying" is a phrase developed from his grandmother, a person who with a severe lack of parental knowledge, belittled and shamed him! It is almost incomprehensible that a child can go from the frying pan - unabandoned by parents, to the fire - negative grandparents who didn't know that an expression of love and devotion is critical to life.
With no father, and an extremely pathetic unstable mother, at ten he went to live with his grandparents. And it is this sad life that is the backdrop for the show, except that his TV mother is based on the mental cruelty received from his real-life grandmother.
There are some great funny moments and you don't have to be Hispanic to understand a dysfunctional crazy family. George shares some bits from the comedy show and he painfully recalls his grandmother's mentally abusive behavior.
The two comedic influences were Freddie Prinze, Sr., from the "Chico and the Man" series in the 70s and one of the greatest comedians who told us what life is really about, Richard Pryor. Lopez talks fondly about a Long Beach, CA performance, "Richard Pryor Live" and I agree that it is the funniest live show ever!!
Lopez, like other great comedians, shares the struggle to the top, the comedy clubs, the road, the bombs, the rejection, depression, etc., etc.Read more ›
I thoroughly enjoy a great memoir. 'Why You Cry' is an excellent and thoroughly enjoyable read. It has a mixture of sadness and reality like that of 'Nightmares Echo' and yet it also is comparable to 'Running With Scissors' which adds a light humorous affect in with its details of a hard life. If you like George Lopez, you will love this remarkable book.
Lopez should have been a loser, ended up as an unimportant nobody, or even a criminal. Instead, look what he made of himself!
Which goes to show that the environment doesn’t determine destiny.
A humorous and inspiring story of one of TV's best comic actors.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was funny and sad at the same time. I admire his honesty and I can relate to many aspects of his experience.Published 15 months ago by Margaret Gonzales
Great reading and very interesting loved it great service and deliveryPublished 19 months ago by Yolanda
George Lopez is so funny on HBO and his regular show, I thought this book would be hilarious. It has some funny parts, but it's about his real life which is not so funny. Read morePublished on December 20, 2013 by Luv2Shop
George Lopez is one of my 9 YO son's favorite television personalities. Glad to give him an engaging read rather than the usual comic book or video game.Published on December 3, 2013 by Michelle Stacey Sjödin
I love everything George Lopez does. The book is easy reading and its like he is standing right in front of you . Its written exactly how George talks ! I love it !Published on June 14, 2013 by Jennifer Gamboa