Penguin Random House announces on its YouTube channel the launch of the book "My Crazy Life: Intimate Conversations with My Friend Jenni Rivera" By Laura Lucio

Oct 28, 2013, 11:00 ET from Penguin Group

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- C.A. Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, released today a video on its YouTube channel announcing the publication of My Crazy Life: Intimate Conversations with My Friend Jenni Rivera, a memoir by Laura Lucio, journalist and close personal friend of Jenni Rivera scheduled to release in time for Valentine's Day 2014 in the United States and Mexico. Lucio reveals exclusive stories, truths and confessions she and her good friend Jenni shared together. The book will be released simultaneously in Spanish and English.

"I decided to finish My Crazy Life, a book which I started writing with my friend Jenni more than seven years ago, a book she had publicly spoken about many times, I want to heal the pain of this great loss, and to express how much she meant to me as a friend," Lucio says in the video.

Rivera has become a legend of Mexican Regional music, selling over 15 million albums worldwide. The singer reached the pinnacle of the Billboard music lists for the first time in 1992. Her songs, based on social issues, love, and infidelity, led to three Latin Grammy nominations.

"Weeks before her fatal accident, and as we continued the process of completing My Crazy Life, Jenni shared ​important revelations and told me 'Laura, for the respect and love of my fans I want you to include these revelations in the book,'" said Lucio.

"My Crazy Life is a unique memoir of one friend writing to her long, lost friend with love and admiration," said Carlos Azula, Publisher de C.A. Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

"We will publish it on Valentine's Day in the United States and Mexico, in honor of two friends who promised to deliver a message to the world with their words," adds Erik Riesenberg, Associate Publisher of C.A. Press.

Laura Lucio is an Emmy and Golden Mike Award winning television journalist with over 20 years of television experience in English and Spanish. She has worked for NBC- Telemundo, KCBS, Univision's KMEX, Univision Network and NBC's Access Hollywood. Lucio runs her own Production Company.

In 2004, at the suggestion of Don Pedro Rivera, Jenni's father, Ms. Rivera became Lucio's client and friend. Lucio became Jenni Rivera's confidant and guide in many of Jenni Rivera's career moves. She was also the producer for Jenni Rivera's CD & DVD (La Diva En Vivo), (Mi Vida Loca), (En La Intimidad), (La Boda  Rivera-Loaiza), (Jenni-The Talk Show), and some television music specials with Jenni Rivera.

Lucio has interviewed with such personalities as Salma Hayek, Oscar De La Hoya, Sylvester Stallone, Ricky Martin, Vicente Fernandez, Gloria Estefan, Lupillo Rivera, Pres. Bill Clinton and Pres George W. Bush, among others.


My Crazy Life: Intimate Conversations with My Friend Jenni Rivera

Trade Paperback with exclusive photos; $16.95; ISBN: 9780147513038

For interviews: Aleyso Bridger
Bridger Communications - 1-786- 488-5683  

Contact: Erik Riesenberg
Penguin Group /C.A. Press - 1-212-366-2188

SOURCE Penguin Group