Dinner With DiMaggio

Dinner With DiMaggio

Memories of An American Hero

Book - 2017
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"Revealing and little-known stories of the great Yankees Hall of Famer from the man who knew him best in the last ten years of his life -- from Ted Williams and his Yankees teammates on the field to Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and other great celebrities off the field"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501156847
1501156845
Branch Call Number: 796.357 DIMAG POSIT
Characteristics: xiii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Positano, John - Author
Notes: Includes index

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Jul 16, 2017

Loved it on two people bonded because of similar background & upbringing.
Oof. Joe was classic file on how not to do a foot surgery that shortened his career.
Learned the Italian philosophy La bella figura Joe practiced.
Chuckled his nervousness & going goo-goo on a date with female reporter who don't know baseball.
Thoughtful on Joe's dad could not go into his own restaurant during world war II because he was enemy alien or that United States at war against Italy.
Loved how he went to author's home to ambush indifferent mattress deliveryman for a simple talk.
Marveled at inviting Frank's friend to dinner even though Joe had a huge falling out with Frank Sinatra.
Author embarrassed & probably scarred on Joe's explanation of why his marriage with Ms. Monroe failed. Hint: it wasn't the sexual attraction or the graphic sex life.
Puzzled of how he was dragooned as gumshoe by lawyer for very important court case.
No idea why author wrote on Joe's last ten years of his life. You be the judge of that.

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