RAFAEL MOSCATEL is the author of the number one best-selling business book Tomorrow’s Jobs Today, and director of The Little Girl with the Big Voice, a critically acclaimed documentary. His second book, The Bastard of Beverly Hills, a memoir, will be published in 2023 by Simon & Schuster.
Raised in Beverly Hills, California, by a hot-blooded family from the Isle of Rhodes, Rafael spent the first thirty years of his life in darkness, completely unaware that he’d been given up for adoption. His 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. Rafael’s 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 frailty but also serve as a testament to the power of hope, forgiveness, and redemption.