know it’s not customary to write a review a book that you’re still reading, but a) it’s a memoir, you’re reading about someone’s life. Dante Basco was a big part of my childhood. B) I do what I want!
What is it about?
From Rufio to Zuko is a memoir about Dane Basco’s life and career. He gives a lot of insight into working in Hollywood and growing up as a child actor.
- It feels like I’m having an actual conversation with Dante Basco. Makes it easier to read.
- It’s a short book, which you can read in one sitting -which is easier when you’re not trying to read it in the wee hours of the morning like I did.
- He gives great advice about working in Hollywood. He doesn’t glamourize anything.
- He talks about his other talents. We all know that he can act, but I didn’t know he was in a breakdancing group with his brothers or that he liked to write poetry.
- I like how he talks about the sacrifices that his parents made. Until this book, I never realized that the parents of child stars had to do research, sign up and pay for their classes, and lots and lots of driving. Normal parents already sacrifice a lot for their children, but when your child is an entertainer, you multiply your sacrifices by 110%. It’s hard to find a job that’s flexible enough to work around multiple classes and auditions.
I can’t wait to read the rest of the book. I’ll have the rest of the review up after I finish reading the book.