Legendary Rat Pat singer and actor Dean Martin has perhaps become even more respected since his death.
Today fans of all ages download his songs from the Net and purchase his recordings on CD.
His extraordinary renaissance is detailed in this absorbing biography of the man the world knew as the eternal essence of cool.
From his early days as a trainee boxer to work as a croupier in the local casino, where he proved to be a big hit with the women who frequented his table, this compelling biography dispels the myths about the consummate professional who worked hard to cultivate a reputation for laziness.
Michael Freedland has had exclusive access to Martin's family and friends, including some who have never spoken of Dino before.
Freedland takes an indepth look at Martin's career, as well as his lifelong friendship with Frank Sinatra, his chronic claustrophobia and his manic fear of hospitals.
Here at last is the truth behind the iconic singer, including his three failed marriages and the reconciliation with Jeanne, his second wife.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, 16 illustrations
- Publisher: Pavilion Books
- Publication Date: 17/06/2005
- Category: Individual actors & performers
- ISBN: 9781861058829
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Review by bennyb
If your a Dean Martin fan like me this book is worth a read. An honest evaluation of this great stars life.
Review by Gold_Gato
Dean Martin's coolness has created a bunch of books about him. Alas, this is not one of the good ones. There are proofreading errors (really, I don't think anyone proofed this before it went to print), the page numbers are smooshed together so that eights look like sixes, and timeframes seem to jump through black holes.<br/><br/>For example, the author places Gary Cooper in the 1970s (even though he died in 1961) and quotes from previous decades end up in other decades. Very bizarre. Maybe I should have read this after several margaritas.<br/><br/>Book Season = Summer (Dino deserves better)