Throughout a career spanning nearly three decades, Ricky Martin drew a clear line between the person within and the one he shared with the world, choosing to keep his deepest emotions to himself. Now the very private Martin opens up about where life has brought him and the remarkable journey it took to get there.
In Me, Ricky Martin shares defining memories of his early childhood, his family's sacrifices to support his dreams, and coming-of-age experiences in the famed boy band Menudo-what they cost him and what they taught him. He explores his struggles with his identity during the 'Livin' La Vida Loca' phenomenon, reflects on accepting his sexuality, and admits to the sometimes oppressive consequences of denial and of fame. He also recounts some of his most profound milestones, like the travels to India that led to his founding the People of Children project and the realization of the greatest blessing of his life: his children. Ricky Martin's story is about his enlightening life lessons, the relationships that allowed him to embrace love, and the crucial decisions he has made on the path to becoming the man-and the father-he is today.
Includes new full-color photos and epilogue
'A testimony of exemplary honesty and greatness of soul.' Paulo Coelho
'Ricky Martin has written an extraordinary memoir.' Deepak Chopra, M.D
'Interesting, philosophical and authentic.' Herald Sun
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A beautiful telling of a story well worth sharing with so many. It was a lovely Spiritual Journey which has to have helped Ricky in his life and coming to terms of "coming out" which is a humongous step forward. We have a lot of admiration for all he has done. Being in his position to help out with the child kidnapping and trafficking apart for all the other foundations he involved in is just so heartwarming. One would always hope that others in a financial position are warmed by his story and all get behind it. It is for the children and we all need to protect the children. We are watching The Voice at the moment and feel quite privileged to be watching Ricky as a judge in Australia he is always so polite and never unkind to the contestants which is a very big plus. I have so enjoyed reading his story and the road he travels. It is never easy to be what is considered "different". Congratulations for being who you are and God Bless you for doing what you do.. Your boys must always be your first concern and I'm sure they love you to the moon and back. Your honesty and your truth is to be complimented and this I do. Thank you so much for this wonderful snapshot of your life. In Love and Light once again I thank you and wish you all that is good in life. Love always to your little boys.. DI HARRIS
I was expecting a timeline of events but what I got was a refreshing and insightful look at life, growth and spiritually.
Interesting, funny and full of quotes that stopped me dead me in my tracks. Did not expect this from Ricky Martin....but maybe I should have!
Some parts could have done with a trim, but definitely worth the read.
I really enjoyed reading this amazing story and found that a lot of his life philosophies are similar to mine. I.e. Everything happens for a reason and that everything will happen when it's supposed to..not before or after.
Truly an inspirational story....keep making beautiful music Ricky!!