Dino: Living High In The Dirty Business Of Dreams

by Nick Tosches

Random House Publishing Group | April 13, 1999 | Trade Paperback

Dino: Living High In The Dirty Business Of Dreams is rated 1 out of 5 by 2.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 654 pages, 7.99 × 5.25 × 1.39 in

Published: April 13, 1999

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 038533429X

ISBN - 13: 9780385334297

Found in: Entertainment and Performing Arts

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from did not like this book This was not what I thought it would be. This was more about the history of the Mafia than about the story of Dean Martin. Very disappointing.
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from very boring Did not finish it
Date published: 2013-11-18

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Dino: Living High In The Dirty Business Of Dreams

Dino: Living High In The Dirty Business Of Dreams

by Nick Tosches

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 654 pages, 7.99 × 5.25 × 1.39 in

Published: April 13, 1999

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 038533429X

ISBN - 13: 9780385334297

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

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.