Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams
From dealing blackjack in the small-time gangster town of Steubenville, Ohio, to carousing with the famous "Rat Pack" in a Hollywood he called home, Dean Martin lived in a grandstand, guttering life of booze, broads, and big money. He rubbed shoulders with the mob, the Kennedys, and Hollywood's biggest stars. He was one of America's favorite entertainers. But no one really knew him. Now Nick Tosches reveals the man behind the image--the dark side of the American dream. It's a wild, illuminating, sometimes shocking tale of sex, ambition, heartaches--and a life lived hard, fast, and without apologies. From the Paperback edition.
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Dino! Yeah, this is the biography that re-shaped the way celebrity biographies were written. It also brought Dean Martin back to the forefront, just three years before he died. This is the type of book that can polarize fans, but there is no doubt that it breaks the barriers. After this, Dino became a cult god, the Swinger of Swingers for the Generation X crowd. I actually read this again, about 15 years after the first read-through. It still stands up, although I've read so many other Dean Martin biographies since then that some of the information is old news. But lordy, it truly rocks. In essence, Tosches tackled a subject that could not be tackled. Dino wasn't Frankie. Dino presented a mask to the outside world, so he could enjoy his own world. Work was work and play was play, even if 'play' constituted a night in front of the telly. Martin never wanted to be the best of anything, yet he became a giant without a whole lot of effort. Tosches has to create something out of nothing and he succeeds. Whether you like it or not doesn't make the book any less compelling. Funny. As a kid, I always thought it was "Dean-No." I yelled that at the book whenever I found another incident not to my liking. In the long run, I ended up admiring the Deanster even more for being able to tell Hollywood, and the world, to sit on it and twirl. Book Season = Year Round (bio classic)
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Outstanding-any fan of the Rat Pack must read this!
Nick Tosches | Official Bio
Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams (1992) told the story of the Italian-American century, with the character of Dean Martin, avatar of ...
News and Features | Saint Nick
Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams (Dell, 1992) was a paean to enigmatic J&B-toping Dean Martin, who survived in the land of mammon, ...
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Salon People | Nick Tosches, the man in the leopard-skin loafers
"Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams" was a big-time bestseller and helped to expand shelf space for Tosches' earlier books in stores across ...
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Living With Music: Nick Tosches - Paper Cuts - Books - New York ...
... and Sonny Liston,” “Hellfire,” a biography of Jerry Lee Lewis, and “Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams,” a biography of Dean Martin. ...
papercuts.blogs.nytimes.com/ 2007/ 10/ 24/ living-with-music-nick-tosches/
DINO - Nick Tosches - Deuce of Clubs Book Club
That goes double for DINO: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams. It's Tom Wolfe-ish biographical art as practiced by Jim Thompson: ...
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identity theory | the narrative thread - nick tosches
Among other Tosches books are Power on Earth, Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams, The Death of Sonny Liston, Where Dead Voices Gather, ...
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mister bijou: An autumn tale
Also by Tosches and worth tracking down is his biography of Dean Martin -- Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams. ...
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Freitag 18 - Nick Tosches: Dino. Rat-Pack, die Mafia und der große ...
Rat-Pack, die Mafia und der große Traum vom Glück. (DINO - Living High In The Dirty Business Of Dreams, 1992). Dt. von Fritz Schneider. ...
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Nick Tosches: Dino - Rat-Pack, die Mafia und der große Traum vom Glück
Das vorliegende Buch, das 1992, unter dem bezeichnenden Titel DINO - Living High In The Dirty Business Of Dreams, in den USA erschien, sorgte für Furore. ...