I found this book incredibly entertaining as an audio book. Of course, it isn't high brow literature but it is interesting, poignant, sad and funny. The reader sounds so much like Jerry Lewis, I had to double check. Lewis reveals a lot about himself in his version of the relationship and the reasons for the break up. He clearly looked up to Martin and craved his approval. The personal and emotional sub-text adds more complexity than would be expected in a book about this show biz duo.
This is an excellent book. I'm not a big Jerry Lewis fan but I found his stories heartwarming, funny, and honest. He was candid about the bad times but was still able look back at the good times with fondness and a sense of humor. A very entertaining read. I had a hard time turning off my IPOD.
I only like to read n0n-fiction. Bio's memoirs, true crime, profiling, History of wars. I'm interested in the truth of things.
No unfortunately, I was so bummed at the way Jerry's ego got in the way of everything and I have loved this man my whole life.
something non-fiction, as always, could be a bio or true crime.
another narrator. he is horrible!
Yes, some of the info on how Jerry grew up was interesting.
IF Jerry had narrated the book himself, maybe I would have enjoyed it more. I own every movie he was ever in, and so bummed that the book dragged and was uninteresting in the way it was read, and edited. Clearly could have been edited down more.
A very well written memoir, at times funny, sad, moving, but always caring. I only knew about Dean and Jerry from what I'd seen on tv, wacky movies and celebrity roasts, but there was so much more. Read this book and you'll be drawn into mid century show business, monkey business, and a complicated yet loving relationship between two legends.
The narration was some of the best work I have ever listened to.
I thought as though I was right there in the room as the conversations were happening. A fly on the wall - so to speak.
Yes it was.
If you are interested in the two primary figures, it is worth your time. If you're not, then it will not be.
He seemed to convey the right tone for what the author was conveying.
It gives you a perspective of the two men you may not have had before, which is kind of the point in a book like this. But learning about them may not always leave the impression of them that you wanted to be left.
I never liked Jerry Lewis, and I'm not old enough to remember the team, but Stephen Hoye's narration makes me want to go and find some old video to see what all the fuss was about. He manages to sound more like Martin and Lewis than they did.
This is, as the subtitle indicates, a love story, and who knows how accurate it is, but it's a picture of a long-lost time, and a tour de force performance.
This book made me feel like I was there. A big thumbs-up to the narrator who succesfully took on the characters without being over-dramatic. The story is honest and touching and very funny. I highly recommend.