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Freak

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  99 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Freak: a Semi-Demi-Quasi-Pseudo Autobiography is John Leguizamo's hilarious coming-of-age story. Set in various neighborhoods of Queens, New York, in the eras of disco and break-dancing, Freak recounts the turmoil and eccentricities within a Latino family struggling to make it. A domineering father, frustrated by his rocky quest for the American dream; a mother who finds ...more
Published (first published September 29th 1997)
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Shannon
Oct 12, 2007 Shannon rated it it was ok
I care about John Leguizamo.
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I care about John Leguizamo
Jake
Aug 06, 2009 Jake rated it really liked it
Shelves: drama
A friend of mine who does professional stand up comedy gave this to me. He grabbed an extra copy off his shelf at home and said, “Here. Read it. Keep it.” He said it in a way that made it clear he loved the play and wanted to share it with others. Then he said, “The scene where he loses his virginity will blow your mind.”

I value my friend’s opinions, especially went it comes to performance material. So I went in expecting to like Freak. I did. This play is not only high energy and fast moving,
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John Opalenik
Nov 05, 2014 John Opalenik rated it liked it
3 stars may be a bit harsh on my part. The only reason it doesn't get 4 is because it's basically the script to his one man show "Freak" which is amazing, but I was hoping that he'd supplement it or add something different for the book.

It's a hilarious and quick read. Perfect coffee table book.
Elyse Reardon
Sep 21, 2014 Elyse Reardon rated it it was amazing
If you've seen John Leguizamo's one man HBO special of Freak, there is no need to read this book. After watching it numerous times in the past, this book is pretty much word for word of the stand-up special. Not that it's a bad thing, his story telling is always entertaining and filled with laughs. :)
Kelsy
Jul 20, 2007 Kelsy rated it it was ok
I got this from the dollar tree for $1. It's not a well written book, but you can learn about john leguizamo. Now I know you're probably thinking "who cares about john leguizamo??" and you're right. Nobody cares. But some of the stories are funny, and it's guarateed to depress!
Jessica
Jun 14, 2007 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who enjoy laughing
He is FREAKING hilarious! To watch his standup after reading this makes him even more of a comic genius!
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