Memories are made of this: Dean Martin through his daughter's eyes

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I loved being called Deana Martin. Even when I was very small. Dad was such a positive influence on people s lives that to be so closely associated with him was always a blessing. People can t help but smile when they think of my father, which has to be the greatest legacy of all. When people hear my name for the first time, they usually ask the same question: Any relation? Yes, I reply proudly, he s my father. They smile and cry, Oh, I love your father I ve loved him all my life. Sometimes, just sometimes, they ask me the most important question of all: Was he a good father? To their surprise, I shake my head and smile. No, I reply. He wasn t a good father, but he was a good man. Where Dad came from, that meant a great deal more.

So begins Deana Martin s captivating and heartfelt memoir of her father, the son of an Italian immigrant from modest beginnings who worked his way to the top of the Hollywood firmament to become one of the greatest stars of all time. Charming, debonair, and impeccably attired in a black tuxedo, Dean Martin was coolness incarnate. His music provided the soundtrack of romance, and his image captivated movie and television audiences for more than fifty years. His daughter Deana was among his most devoted fans, but she also knew a side of him that few others ever glimpsed. In page-turning prose, Deana recalls her early childhood, when she and her siblings were left in the erratic care of Dean s loving but alcoholic first wife. She chronicles the constantly changing blended family that marked her youth, along with the unexpected moments of silliness and tenderness that this unusual Hollywood family shared. Deana candidly reveals the impact of Dean s fame and characteristic aloofness on her efforts to forge her own identity, but delights in sharing wonderful, never-before-told stories about her father and his pallies known as the Rat Pack. It may not have been a normal childhood, but Deana s enchanting account of life as the daughter of one of Hollywood s sexiest icons will leave you entertained, delighted, and nostalgic for a time gone by. From her heart, Deana Martin has told a frank and honest account of what her life was like with her famous father and family. It has been a wild ride, with lots of ups and downs, written with honesty, love, and understanding. Regis Philbin Dean Martin was the unique star who attained success in all of the entertainment media movies, TV, recordings, concerts, and radio. His daughter Deana gives us something else that is also unique in this revealing book about growing up as the daughter of a true legend. Here s to you Dean. I ve got the booze, you get the ice. Don Rickles I have to say I loved reading what Deana wrote maybe because she bit the bullet, she was courageous, up-front, tenacious, and so totally forthright. I read it with tremendous pride and love, and I know other readers will feel the same emotions I felt. I love this author for a myriad of reasons, but especially for how she has honored my partner. from the Foreword by Jerry Lewis"

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Charming, debonair, and impeccably attired in a black tuxedo, Dean Martin was coolness incarnate. His music provided the soundtrack of romance, and his image captivated movie and television audiences for more than fifty years. His daughter Deana was among his most devoted fans, but she also knew a side of him that few others ever glimpsed.
In this heartfelt memoir, Deana recalls the constantly changing blended family that marked her youth, along with the unexpected moments of silliness and tenderness that this unusual Hollywood family shared. She candidly reveals the impact of Dean's fame and characteristic aloofness, but delights in sharing wonderful, never-before-told stories about her father and his pallies known as the Rat Pack. This enchanting account of life as the daughter of one of Hollywood's sexiest icons will leave you entertained, delighted, and nostalgic for a time gone by.
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subject_facet Entertainers -- United States -- Biography, Martin, Dean, -- 1917-1995
title_display Memories are made of this : Dean Martin through his daughter's eyes
title_full Memories Are Made of This Dean Martin Through His Daughter's Eyes, Memories are made of this : Dean Martin through his daughter's eyes / Deana Martin with Wendy Holden
title_short Memories are made of this :
title_sub Dean Martin through his daughter's eyes
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