Memories Are Made of This

Deana Martin's captivating, heartfelt memoir of her father, Dean Martin

Charming, debonair, and impeccably attired in a black tuxedo, Dean Martin was coolness incarnate. His music provided the soundtrack of romance, and his image captivated movie and television audiences for more than fifty years. His daughter Deana was among his most devoted fans, but she also knew a side of him that few others ever glimpsed.

In this heartfelt memoir, Deana recalls the constantly changing blended family that marked her youth, along with the unexpected moments of silliness and tenderness that this unusual Hollywood family shared. She candidly reveals the impact of Dean’s fame and characteristic aloofness, but delights in sharing wonderful, never-before-told stories about her father and his pallies known as the Rat Pack. This enchanting account of life as the daughter of one of Hollywood’s sexiest icons will leave you entertained, delighted, and nostalgic for a time gone by.

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Memories Are Made of This - Deana Martin & Wendy Holden Book Reviews (141)

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Loved this book4 star

This book brought back so many memories of my own father. He love Frank Sinantra, and our house was filled with his music. To love Frank was to love Dean. The author's details helped me to remember all the little things I had forgotten. When's father passed away I remember taking some of his shirts so I could wear them and think of him similar to Deana. There are certain smells that remind me of him too; every time I hear a Sinatra or Martin song I have to stop what I'm doing, close my eyes and just reminisce. Thank you for sharing part of your life with me and for bring my younger years back to memory. 45

Artist opinion

Great escape4 star

Easy read to fit in between flights and other spaces. 45


Roller coaster5 star

This book is an emotional roller coaster. I couldn't put it down. As I was reading, I felt as though I lived in the author's skin. A MUST read! A huge thank you for opening up your memories and heart to share with us. 55

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Smiled & Cried5 star

This book made me do both. One cool cat Dean was. And what a lovely daughter he has who adores her Dad, Deana. God Bless your whole family 55


A trip down memory lane.5 star

Having grown up in the 60's, this book brought back many memories of my childhood. Dean Martin was one of them. His daughter Deana provides a loving account of her father's life and successful career in the entertainment industry. She does so in a way that gives you an intimate glimpse of the Martin family. Her story is not sugar coated and conveys the man her father truly was, a perfectly imperfect human being who nonetheless obviously loved his family. Dean Martin was a national treasure and glad I lived during his lifetime. 55


Memories Are Made of This5 star

Wonderful book to read. Couldn't put it down. You heard so many different stories about what happened to Dean,and now we hear the truth. Thank you. 55


Awesome5 star

A great read!! Great for any fan!!! 55

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