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Dean and Me - A Love Story

Jerry Lewis

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 (and the women) flowed in, seemingly without end-and then, on July 24, 1956, ten years from the day when the two men joined forces, it all ended. 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 a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of a fifty-year friendship, from the springtime, 1945 afternoon when the two vibrant young performers destined to conquer the world together met on Broadway and Fifty-fourth Street, to their tragic final encounter in the 1990s, when Lewis and his wife ran into Dean Martin, a broken and haunted old man. In Dean & Me, Jerry Lewis makes a convincing case for Dean 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, and still feels, for his partner, and which his partner felt for him:

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 (and the women) flowed in, seemingly without end-and then, on July 24, 1956, ten years from the day when the two men joined forces, it all ended. 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 a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of a fifty-year friendship, from the springtime, 1945 afternoon when the two vibrant young performers destined to conquer the world together met on Broadway and Fifty-fourth Street, to their tragic final encounter in the 1990s, when Lewis and his wife ran into Dean Martin, a broken and haunted old man. In Dean & Me, Jerry Lewis makes a convincing case for Dean 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, and still feels, for his partner, and which his partner felt for him:
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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 (and the women) flowed in, seemingly without end-and then, on July 24, 1956, ten years from the day when the two men joined forces, it all ended. 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 a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of a fifty-year friendship, from the springtime, 1945 afternoon when the two vibrant young performers destined to conquer the world together met on Broadway and Fifty-fourth Street, to their tragic final encounter in the 1990s, when Lewis and his wife ran into Dean Martin, a broken and haunted old man. In Dean & Me, Jerry Lewis makes a convincing case for Dean 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, and still feels, for his partner, and which his partner felt for him:

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

8h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:35

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:40


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:52


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:31


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:24


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:42


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:10


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:31


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:42


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:21


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:18


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:18


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:56


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:48


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:44


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:06


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:46


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:49


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:37


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:59


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:39


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:01


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:15


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:08


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:45


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:36


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:46


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:04


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:42


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:16


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:15


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:09


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:51


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:31


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:16


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

00:43


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:48


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:35


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:08


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:28


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:41


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:13


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:05


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:07


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:41


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:16


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:26


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:32


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:55


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:44


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:36


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:57


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:39


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:50


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:21


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:27


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:52


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:16


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:05


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:16


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:02


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:55


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:19


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

01:56


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:55


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:55


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:24


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:00


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:18


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:20


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

02:47


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:41


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:25