RAFAEL MOSCATEL is the author of the best-selling business book Tomorrow’s Jobs Today and director of The Little Girl with the Big Voice, a critically acclaimed documentary. His third book, The Bastard of Beverly Hills, a memoir, will be published in 2023 by JIA Publishing.
Raised in Los Angeles, California, by a Sephardic family from the Isle of Rhodes, Rafael spent the first thirty years of his life in relative darkness, unaware that he’d been given up for adoption. A long, winding, emotional journey back home, not to four walls but to a place he could finally feel comfortable in his own skin, forced him to examine his sordid past through a sobering and heartbreaking lens. His amusing yet often tragic struggles with abandonment, addiction, and faith, recounted first in a documentary about his biological kin and now in a new memoir about his adopted family, remind us all of our spiritual strength and serve as a testament to the power of hope, forgiveness, and redemption.