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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|The Best Book to Read First|
|Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams|
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."
|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.|