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									Nick ToschesNick Tosches
A journalist who has also written three novels, Nick Tosches is an acclaimed biographer whose unconventional books -- Dino and The Devil and Sonny Liston among them -- illuminate some of America's more controversial, overshadowed talents.

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Nick Tosches
Current Home:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Newark, New Jersey
High school

Tosches' "Masterpiece"

Selected Works

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								In the Hand of Dante, Author: 
								Nick Tosches.

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In the Hand of Dante
by Nick Tosches
Tosches has attributed great importance to this, his third novel and a project he has been at work on for several years. About the discovery of Dante's original manuscript for The Divine Comedy, it combines Tosches' intense scholarship on the work and a twisted caper about the race to possess the document. Entertainment Weekly calls it a "blindingly brilliant and joltingly weird work of art."

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								The Last Opium Den, Author: 
								Nick Tosches.
*  Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story (1982)
*  Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams (1992)
*  The Devil and Sonny Liston (2000)
*  The Last Opium Den (2002)
*  In the Hand of Dante (2002)

*  See the Nick Tosches chronology

The Best Book to Read First

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								Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams, Author: 
								Nick Tosches.

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Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams
by Nick Tosches
Tosches begins Rat Pack legend Dean Martin's story in the little Italian village of his ancestors and propels it from his Ohio youth to the entertainer's turbulent stardom, complete with mob connections and a retreat to seclusion. Tosches doggedly pursued interviews with players of the day, turning out one of his most fascinating, acclaimed biographies. Also consider the Jerry Lee Lewis bio Hellfire, called by Rolling Stone "the best rock n' roll biography ever written."

*  Hellfire

Tosches' Home Away from Home

Silvano Marchetto's perenially popular West Village restaurant Da Silvano is where you'll often find Tosches, a regular lunch patron and friend of the owner. The author is such a fan of the Tuscan restaurant that he ended up writing the foreword to Marchetto's 2001 cookbook.

*  The Da Silvano Cookbook