Dean and Me

Author: Jerry Lewis,James Kaplan

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307423557

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 9449

In a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of his fifty-year friendship with Dean Martin. They were the unlikeliest of pairs—a handsome crooner and a skinny monkey, an Italian from Steubenville, Ohio, and a Jew from Newark, N.J.. Before they teamed up, Dean Martin seemed destined for a mediocre career as a nightclub singer, and Jerry Lewis was dressing up as Carmen Miranda and miming records on stage. But the moment they got together, something clicked—something miraculous—and audiences saw it at once. Before long, they were as big as Elvis or the Beatles would be after them, creating hysteria wherever they went and grabbing an unprecedented hold over every entertainment outlet of the era: radio, television, movies, stage shows, and nightclubs. Martin and Lewis were a national craze, an American institution. The millions flowed in, seemingly without end—and then, on July 24, 1956, ten years after it all started, it ended suddenly. After that traumatic day, the two wouldn’t speak again for twenty years. And while both went on to forge triumphant individual careers—Martin as a movie and television star, recording artist, and nightclub luminary (and charter member of the Rat Pack); Lewis as the groundbreaking writer, producer, director, and star of a series of hugely successful movie comedies—their parting left a hole in the national psyche, as well as in each man’s heart. In Dean & Me, Lewis makes a convincing case for Martin as one of the great—and most underrated—comic talents of our era. But what comes across most powerfully in this definitive memoir is the depth of love Lewis felt for his partner, and which his partner felt for him: truly a love to last for all time.

Sinatra and Me

Author: Tony Oppedisano,Mary Jane Ross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 198215179X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6611

"An intimate, revealing portrait of Frank Sinatra-from the man closest to the famous singer during the last decade of his life. More than a hundred books have been written about legendary crooner and actor Frank Sinatra. Every detail of his life seems to captivate: his career, his romantic relationships, his personality, his businesses, his style. But a hard-to-pin-down quality has always clung to him-a certain elusiveness that emerges again and again in retrospective depictions. Until now. From Sinatra's closest confidant and an eventual member of his management team, Tony Oppedisano, comes an extraordinarily intimate look at the singing idol. Deep into the night, for more than two thousand nights, Frank and Tony would converse-about music, family, friends, great loves, achievements and successes, failures and disappointments, the lives they'd led, the lives they wished they'd led. In these full-disclosure conversations, Sinatra spoke of his close yet complex relationship with his father, his conflicts with record companies, his carousing in Vegas, his love affairs with some of the most beautiful women of his era, his triumphs on some of the world's biggest stages, his complicated relationships with his talented children, and, most important, his dedication to his craft. Toward the end, no one was closer to the singer than Oppedisano, who kept his own rooms at the Sinatra residences for many years, often brokered difficult conversations between family members, and held the superstar entertainer's hand when he drew his last breath. Featuring never-before-seen photos and offering startlingly fresh anecdotes and new revelations that center on some of the most famous people of the past fifty years-including Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Sam Giancana, Madonna, and Bono-Sinatra and Me pulls back the curtain to reveal a man whom history has, in many ways, gotten wrong"--

Undercover Mission Spies

Author: Priscilla Way Yun

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 1482831953

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

View: 6450

Due to my fathers new job, Dean and I, two regular thirteen-year-old teenager twins, move to Dashtille to start our new lives. Leaving everything behind, we meet Cassidy, Jake, and Dylan, who have apparently been waiting for our arrival. Through them, we meet Mr. Coronel, gaining the knowledge of the secret agency Undercover Mission Spies (a.k.a. UMS), learning about secret entrances, crazy rides, undercover missions, wacky gadgets, and many mysteries. Solving situational problems during the missions is a real challenge to the team. But as the five of us work together with our special inborn abilities in a united spirit, we make a great team. With the brains, the energy, the skills, and our combined talents, everything works out great as we try to defeat Bane, the escaped prisoner. But will we succeed? What will come out of this? Will this mission change our destinies? Why dont you read and find out? An interesting plot twist!

Summer Of The Cicada

Author: Will Napier

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448112486

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3859

It's 1987 and Joseph Pullman and his parents have just moved to Maritime, Maryland. This is white-picket-fence America, but for fifteen-year-old Joseph the threat of violence at home is as unrelenting as the punishment he receives at school, and his mother is slowly slipping away from reality. Joseph forms an uneasy friendship with the awkward Dean Gillespie and the boys occupy themselves burying animal corpses at the Killing Tree. This is the summer the cicadas are due to come out of their seventeen-year hibernation and Joseph becomes convinced that their arrival will bring his salvation. Meanwhile, Mother is gone and Joseph's father has retreated to his basement workshop. When a local boy goes missing and is finally found unconscious in the woods, Maritime is shaken. Then a second boy disappears and the residents of the town are forced to confront the secrets of the Pullmans' house.

South Coast High School: History

Author: Claire Merchant

Publisher: Claire Merchant

ISBN: 1925918556

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

View: 1844

Affluent teen Natasha Bennett returns to South Coast to complete her senior year at South Coast High School. While some things haven’t changed since she’s been gone, such as her friendship with Brad Hamilton, some are very different. As Tash settles back into her hometown, she catches the attention of the cliquey elite at SCHS and finds herself caught between the affections of two best friends and at the wrath of the most popular girl in school. Sparks and fireworks fly, and Tash begins to realise the challenges of competing with the past, and that sometimes, no matter how hard you try, history is doomed to repeat itself.

Killer Instinct

Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780876858

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3163

A young girl has been murdered, her body displayed on the front lawn of her university campus. The killing is vicious - and terrifyingly familiar. Someone is copying the methods of one of the country's most infamous serial killers: Dean's father. Back at the Naturals HQ, Cassie, Dean, Michael, Lia and Sloane are dealing with a new FBI agent - and Agent Sterling is determined to keep them out of trouble. But Dean knows too much about his father's crimes not to get involved, and his fellow Naturals won't let him face this alone. But as the bodies mount up, the Naturals find themselves in a deadly dangerous race against time...

Engaging in Narrative Inquiry

Author: D. Jean Clandinin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315429608

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

View: 7900

Narrative inquiry examines human lives through the lens of a narrative, honoring lived experience as a source of important knowledge and understanding. In this concise volume, D. Jean Clandinin, one of the pioneers in using narrative as research, updates her classic formulation on narrative inquiry (with F. Michael Connelly), clarifying, extending and refining the method based on an additional decade of work. A valuable feature is the inclusion of several exemplary cases with the author’s critique and analysis of the work. The rise of interest in narrative inquiry in recent years makes this is an essential guide for researchers and an excellent text for graduate courses in qualitative inquiry.

No One Needs To Know

Author: Kevin O'Brien

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147222003X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7096

The chilling new read from king of the Seattle serial killer thriller and New York Times bestselling author Kevin O'Brien. A killer always has the last word... In 1970 actress Elaina Styles was murdered in a Seattle mansion along with her husband and son's nanny. The baby's remains were found buried close to a hippie commune and police moved in - only to find its members embroiled in a grisly mass suicide. Now, decades later, a film about the murders is being shot, and on-set caterer Laurie Trotter is determined to ignore rumours that the production is cursed. Until the deaths begin. As Laurie delves deeper into what happened all those years ago, a legacy of brutal vengeance will reach its terrifying climax...

A Vintage Year

Author: R. T. Eggimann


ISBN: 1411646592


Page: 419

View: 1151

This is a story about two best friends who set out with a pauper's budget on an amazing journey through the jungles of Mexico, sailing the Caribbean, hitch hiking across North America and sojourning through Europe, the Greek Isles and beyond. Their adventure took place in the mid seventies when the world was still innocent enough to let two free spirits soar. Uncanny coincidences, close calls and good fortune will draw you into this true story told from the unique perspective of naive youth in a care free world.