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“The Bastard of Beverly Hills” is a memoir detailing the author’s experiences and complex relationship with his childhood friend, Scotty, who died tragically in a drug den. With the author’s adoption and Scotty’s neglectful upbringing as core themes, the book explores their divergent paths as adults. This memoir is also a reflective critique on Scotty’s father, Donald Sterling, accused of emotional neglect and indifference. The author offers raw insight into the world of privilege from an adopted child’s perspective, ultimately leading him to quit smoking and value his own family.
The book, “The Bastard of Beverly Hills,” narrates a true incident where the young author helped save his parents and their influential friends from a possible boating accident due to a drunken captain. The nautical adventure involved prominent entertainment industry people, including publicist Warren Cowan and actress Melissa Gilbert’s mother. The author credits the incident captured on video by his mother, providing a glimpse into his childhood.
The grandson of Vic Mizzy, composer of The Addams Family theme song, discovered he was adopted. He learned that his biological mother was Mizzy’s daughter, Patty Lou, now revealing his story in his memoir, The Bastard of Beverly Hills. A few strange coincidences link him to The Addams Family, including inheriting an original chair from the show and living in a home sold by Morticia Addams’ actress, Carolyn Jones.
Rafael Moscatel has written a candid memoir, The Bastard of Beverly Hills, which explores the intricate relationship between his parents and renowned actor Michael Landon. The book offers an intimate perspective on Landon’s life and his bond with the Moscatels, touching upon sensitive subjects like adoption, addiction, and faith. Never-before-shared stories and images provide a remarkable insight into their shared journey. The book is set to release on May 23rd from JIA Publishing.