Martini Man

The Life of Dean Martin

Book Description

Martini Man goes beyond the simple caricature of the boozy lounge singer with a penchant for racy humor to reveal the substantive man behind that mask. Although Martin's movie roles receive in-depth attention in this incisive biography, as does his career-defining partnership with Jerry Lewis, details of Dino's personal life also abound, such as how Shierly MacLaine dropped by his house "to tell Dean she was in love with him-even though his wife was in the other room." William Schoell's chronicle is a sympathetic portrait that recreates the life and times of one of America's favorite entertainers.

About Schoell, William

William Schoell, co-author (with Lawrence J. Quirk) of The Rat Pack: The Hey-Hey Days of Frank and the Boys, lives in New York.