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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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Memories Are Made of This
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4.3 / 5
Wnderfully heartwarming
June 17th, 2015
Deana Martin writes a candid, poignant, heartwrming, emotional memoir capturing the essence of her father and what it was like growing up in the Dean Martin household. She does a beautiful portrait of what her father was all about -- his music, his humble beginnnnigs, his family, his friends, his successes, his roots, and yes, even his 'failures'. As someone who''s generation respected the man, and whose family had been a huge fan, being of Italian descent as well as Abbruzzese too, this book brings back warm memories of Dean Martin, all tht he was, all that he stood for.
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