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Boulevard of Broken Dreams: The Life, Times and Legend of James Dean

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2005

    This book was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am a major fan of James Dean, I thought that this book was a perfectly fine way of showing his life, even if there is some inopropriate things in it. I would recomend this book to any James Dean fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2004


    This book was very one-sided on the topic of James Dean's sexuality. How on earth did this author come up with these things? I believe that most of it is ficticious. They mentioned Elizabeth Sheridan once, and when they did they called her a 'friend' and did not mention their relationship at all. Clearly this is not so, and it is explained in the book 'Dizzy and Jimmy.' I have also found some other questionable things about the book. Many other sources have said that he was not speeding at the time of his death, but this book adamantly stated this. Also, another book said that James Dean acquired his name from good friends of Jimmy's parents, James Emmick and Byron Feist. This book contradicted that. Overall, this was a very dissapointing book that did not deserve a star.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2002

    Rather Distrubing

    I purchased this book for my cousin, who is a major fan. Just to be on the safe side, I read it first, just in case. I expected a little bit of age 16+ material, but I was wrong. Unfortunately, this book had quite a lot of sexual references and pillow talk, and I came to the conclusion that it was the non-picture equivalent of pornography. Sex methods were talked about as well. Although this book is somewhat of a must for big fans. I do agree, this book makes James Dean out to be a cheap, gay slut (excuse the language, but consider it a small taste of the vocab in this book), which he obviously was not. All in all, I would not recommend this book for anybody under the age of 16.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2001

    Brilliant Book

    This was the first James Dean Bio I ever bought (about two years ago). Since then I have purchases SIX more! James Dean is an enthralling subject to learn about. This book is just as engulfing. It's written with such continuity and skill that it's almost impossible to put down. It begins with his birth and what follows is a delightful insight into James' childhood years-(to a degree that many other books carelessly neglect)-all the way to his death and beyond. Every era and aspect of his life is explored equally and translated beautifully into this book. As the other reviewer so sloppily states (in a rather ----phobic way) James Dean's sexuality is dealt with. However, if you read practically any other Dean Bio, they will confirm his homosexual experiences that are chronicled here. It seems he must have been bisexual considering his mutual loves of men and women. The book is not all about Dean's sex life-it's a side bar at most. After reading half a dozen other Bio's on Dean, this is still the most fluidly and, seemingly, accurate I've found-it's a great all around book! And anyone wishing to learn about Dean should approach his life openly-just as you would in researching any historical figure. Any prejudices, judgements, and phobias (as exibted in other reviews) have no place in reading a Biography. Find that out for yourself by purhcasing this eloquent piece of biographical mastery. Buy this book-you won't regret it!

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