“I love to entertain people and make them laugh. Whether through Manny or by just being myself, making people laugh is the greatest feeling in the world. Getting an opportunity to do that at my age has taught me a lot. So, I started this journal as a reminder of the most important real and ‘reel’ life lessons that I hope to never forget. ”
Barely into his teen years, Rico Rodriguez is living his dream, playing the hilarious and infectious character Manny Delgado on ABC’s Emmy Award–winning sitcom Modern Family. As his on-screen alter ego, Rico dispenses wisdom with a maturity far beyond his age. In Reel Life Lessons…So Far, he shares his own thoughts about growing up, facing life’s challenges, and the importance of family.
Written in a simple, lighthearted manner and filled with witty and engaging anecdotes about Rico’s life on and off the set—or, as he puts it, life with his real family and his reel family, Reel Life Lessons…So Far reflects a sense of warmth and charm that will remind readers of all ages about the true kid inside us all.