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.
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Review: Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of DreamsUser Review - Ian Carpenter - Goodreads
Spectacular writing of a kind that I've never seen in a biography. For me... it was too detailed but it is a stunning work of research. Can't image anything more thorough. There's whiffs of Elroy and ... Read full review
Review: Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of DreamsUser Review - Seth D Michaels - Goodreads
Hilariously overwritten. There is a really interesting book about Dean Martin buried underneath all the narrative posturing and pointlessly elaborate detail. That book would be great - a microhistory ... Read full review