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That's Amore : A Son Remembers Dean Martin - Ricci Martin

That's Amore

A Son Remembers Dean Martin


Published: 16th September 2004
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As fascination with the Rat Pack thrives in films and on television, Dean Martin remains one of the group's most enigmatic members. The Hollywood image of Dean Martin with a martini in one hand and a woman in the other continues to dominate public perception. Now, Dean's son Ricci reveals the husband and father few people knew, a man who hated parties, adored his mother-in-law, and found utter contentment in a slice of buttered bread. In That's Amore: A Son Remembers Dean Martin, Ricci Martin takes readers on a tour through his childhood, from the star-studded parties to the exploration of "three marriages, eight kids, one family," to the treasured one-on-one time he shared with his father. He also discusses Dean's first meeting with Jerry Lewis and divulges his father's version of the Martin and Lewis breakup. Ricci Martin addresses the key relationships in his father's life, allowing readers to view the Rat Pack years, "The Dean Martin Show," and Dean's divorce from Jeanne through a son's eyes. That's Amore reveals the triumphs, tragedies, and escapades that colored Ricci's childhood, including his brother Dean Paul's death. More than 100 photos from the private Martin family album enhance Ricci Martin's portrait of his father, creating a complete, honest picture of the Rat Pack legend.

I cried, I laughed as I read the real story of Deano-the-Dad recorded so lovingly by his son Ricci; a heart-warming legend.--Phyllis Diller

Introductionp. vii
Home in the Hillsp. 1
The Crooner and the Kidp. 26
Summit on the Stripp. 42
Every Kid Needs a Tankp. 66
The Famous Fatherp. 97
Nice Swingp. 131
Dad's Little Jeannep. 151
The Big Clamp. 172
Dean-Paulp. 197
Whaddya Say, Pallie?p. 222
Acknowledgmentsp. 244
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ISBN: 9781589791404
ISBN-10: 1589791401
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 16th September 2004
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39