Dino Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams

ISBN-10: 038533429X
ISBN-13: 9780385334297
Edition: 1999 (Reprint)
Authors: Nick Tosches
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Description: From dealing blackjack in the small-time gangstertown of Steubenville, Ohio, to carousing with thefamous "Rat Pack" in a Hollywood hecalled home, Dean Martin lived in a grandstand,guttering life of booze, broads, and big money. Herubbed shoulders  More...

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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/13/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 654
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

From dealing blackjack in the small-time gangstertown of Steubenville, Ohio, to carousing with thefamous "Rat Pack" in a Hollywood hecalled home, Dean Martin lived in a grandstand,guttering life of booze, broads, and big money. Herubbed shoulders with the mob, the Kennedys, andHollywood's biggest stars. He was one of America'sfavorite entertainers. But no one really knew him.Now Nick Tosches reveals the man behind theimage--the dark side of the American dream. It's awild, illuminating, sometimes shocking tale of sex,ambition, heartaches--and a life lived hard, fast,and withoutapologies. From the Paperback edition.

Born in Newark & schooled in his father's bar, Nick Tosches is one of the most original & individualistic writers at work today. He is the author of acclaimed biographies of Sonny Liston, (The Devil & Sonny Liston), Dean Martin (Dino), the Mafia financier Michele Sindona (Power on Earth), & Jerry Lee Lewis (Hellfire); of several books about popular music (Country & Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll); & of the novels "Trinities" & "Cut Numbers". Thirty years of his writing was recently collected into "The Nick Tosches Reader" (Da Capo). He is a contributing editor of "Vanity Fair". He lives in New York City, & his poetry readings are legend.

L'America
Dreamland
Shadowland
The Temptation of St. Anthony
The Divinations of Sorelli
Love as a Racket
Times Square
Fate in a Fruited Turban
Broads and Money
The Organ-Grinder and the Monkey
Bread and Circuses
Works and Days
Aristeia in Sharkskin
A Thief at the Grave of Desire
The Breeze
Notes
Sources
Discography
Films
Index

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