Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams

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Delta Trade Paperbacks, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 620 pages
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Far more than Elvis or Sinatra, both of whom idolized him, Dean Martin stands as the great mystery of superstardom. Flesh and fantasy, he is both a man of whom the world knows little and an image that has come to embody the holy trinity of America: flash, trash, and cash.

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User Review  - Gold_Gato - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

DINO: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Flamboyantly overwritten, saddest celebrity bio of the past decade. Dino Crocetti—Steubenville, Ohio, son of Italian immigrants, and an easygoing, untrained singer with lip-lazy diction—became Dean ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Nick Tosches has written several biographies including Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams; Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story; and Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll: The Birth of Rock in the Wild Years Before Elvis. He was born and raised in New Jersey and lives in New York.

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