Ricky Martin has always been a latin heartthrob who’s sexy voice and provocative dance moves have ignited men and women everywhere. What Ricky Martin hasn’t always been is an activist, a father, and a writer. He also hasn’t been open about his sexuality, that is until now. Now he is all those things and much, much more.
Me, an autobiography of Ricky Martin’s life, tells the tale of a boy from Puerto Rico who would change the music industry and the world of gay rights. Starting with his time in the boy band Menudo, and ending with the events of his current life, Martin creates an emotional roller coaster for the reader.
This book is much more than a coming out story. It is a creation story – the creation of a true human being. For those of us who have struggled with our sexuality, reading this book will ring an all too familiar bell, and for those who had it easy, it will paint a sad, yet hopeful and inspiring picture. With everything from “Livin’ La Vida Loca” to the tender emotion felt by a father of two, this biography has something for everyone.
One interesting fact, is that Martin really wrote the novel himself. It feels natural and unscripted, and not as if a ghost writer did all the work, as is the case with most celebrity bios. It is raw and real. It is available in English and Spanish.
ISBN is 978-0-451-23415-5
published by Celbra, a division of the Penguin Books.