May 1, 2012

BOOK OF THE MONTH: TO SELENA, WITH LOVE by Chris Perez


 
“There were plenty of reasons for me to fall in love with Selena. She was a talented, sensual dancer and singer, and a compelling entertainer….I was attracted to that woman I saw onstage. But I fell in love with the real Selena, the woman who laughed hysterically while riding speedboats, was determined to beat every guy in the band at video games, and wore jeans and sneakers and a baseball hat on the bus.

“Selena had a huge talent and sang like an angel. But she also worked tirelessly; doing every promotional opportunity that came her way. She made fans and reporters feel like they’d been friends forever. She had a rare gift with people, because she was always true to herself and with everyone she met. She trusted everyone and thought the best of most.”
                                                       ---Chris Perez



If you are a Selena fan, this is a must-read book for you. 

It’s been more than ten years since Selena Quintanilla Perez’s unforgivable death. Now her husband, Chris Perez, is finally able to open up and share their story.

Don’t expect a kiss-and-tell book, some sexy expose or a damn-then-all-to-hell book. This book is a love story written by a distraught husband, who shut himself up with his grief and his memories, and now after a decade of silence, Chris has finally come to realize that life does go on, and so must he.

TO SELENA, WITH LOVE is his homage to his late wife, and a gift to the dedicated fans around the world who continue to keep her memory alive.

The book is bittersweet since Selena and Chris never get their happy-ever-after story or the kids they wanted. Selena was only 23 when she was killed, three days before her and Chris’ third wedding anniversary.

But Chris doesn’t dwell on the pain and the loss; instead he has given readers a picture of the real Selena—the Selena off stage, the Selena at home. Chris has painted a beautiful portrait of a warm, kind, humble, daring, loving, trusting, hard-working, professional, fashionista, whom everyone was and still would be proud to call friend.

Unfortunately for all, no one saw the Judas that dwelled among them until it was too late to save Selena. Now all we have is her music and our memories of this vibrant young woman.

To paraphrase Chris: Selena, we’re still dreaming of you.♥



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Chris Perez is a Grammy-winning recording artist and leader of the Chris Perez Band. Prior to that, he was the lead guitarist for his wife’s band, Selena y Los Dinos. Visit him at http://www.chrisperezmusic.com/.

NOTE:  This book is available in English, Spanish and audio tape.

Chris and Selena celebrating their first anniversary.


Chris and Selena before a concert.

TO SELENA, WITH LOVE
by Chris Perez
Celebra Books
March 2012