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Bobby Darin: A Life

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Bobby Darin fit more into his 37 years alive than most people fit into longer lifetimes. By the age of 22, Darin was a pop idol with chart-toppers "Splish Splash" and "Dream Lovers." A year later, he reinvented himself as a Sinatra-style crooner with "Mack the Knife" and "Beyond the Sea," winning a Grammy Award, the adulation of millions, a Hollywood contract, and a ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published September 23rd 2004 by Taylor Trade Publishing
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Kalen
Apr 17, 2010 Kalen rated it liked it
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A fascinating look at the life of Bobby Darin, warts and all. Starr, the TV columnist for the NY Post, doesn't sugar-coat any of the star's failings and gives an honest assessment. I remember watching Beyond the Sea when it came out and I don't recall Darin being so involved in politics. It was interesting to read the stories about his involvement with Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as some of the challenged in his personal life, particularly those with his mother and
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Jan 27, 2016 Rita rated it liked it
The life journey of Bobby Darin was an interesting read. He was gifted, talented and motivated. In spite of his physical challenges, he had a strong drive. The live stage was where he shone the brightest. I was surprised to learn about some of his close connections. I find it fascinating to discover the person behind the persona. Bobby Darin had his share of problems, maybe more, but he left a big mark in his short life. A well told story of a truly remarkable person.
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