Tejano singer Selena remains a musical icon years after her tragic murder at the age of 23. Her widower, Chris Perez, published “To Selena With Love” in March 2012. The book unveils the story of how the couple met (when Selena was just a teenager) and recounts the rise of her career until her untimely death.
In an interview with Billboard after the book’s initial release, Perez explains why it took him so long to write an account of the superstar’s life. “It was something that I had to do in order to move forward. I was dealing with boxes and boxes of baggage that I had suppressed. So I went through, dusted them off, and then wrote the book.”