Ramirez best known as class president Pedro Sanchez in Napoleon Dynamite has just co- written a motivational, self-help book titled Direct Your Own Life: How To Be A Star In Any Field You Choose (Kaplan), which hits shelves tomorrow (Jun. 10).
The book breaks down the steps to making your dreams come true through film-themed chapters, because in order to succeed, Ramirez says its crucial to, Write the script to your dreams, assemble the right cast and crew, and experiment.
Ramirez knows all about working towards goals and overcoming obstacles.
He grew up in East L.A. and took the bus to acting classes in Beverly Hills for years before finally landing his breakthrough role in Napoleon Dynamite.
He says, I studied Shakespeare, but by looking at me, nobody wouldve guessed it. Id tell people I was an actor, but I hadnt been in any movies yet, so theyd laugh at me and say, Man, youre not an actor!
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