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This book was very well written. I was very pleased with it because I have read other books about Jimmy but they always felt very one sided. For instance, one book I read leaned very heavily on his gay relationships almost pushing the point that Dean was more gay then bisexual. However, Mr. Hyams does a good job of explaining Jimmy's relationships and he says that "Yes Jimmy did have relationships with men but their were relationships with women too. A couple and one in particular that might cou ...more
Put it this way: I am a huge Dean fan, and I obviously know what happened to him on September 30, 1955. Even so, I cried at the end of this book. Yes,I actually cried. Joe Hyams gave such an excellent, intimate portrayal of Jimmy throughout the book, bad traits and all, that I felt like I lost a friend. Excellent book. This one and The Mutant King are my favorite Dean biographies.
Apr 16, 2007 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in the way things really were in the 50's
James Dean was a very complex individual. I have never met anyone the way he was described in this book. This is a great read for anyone interested in the many facets of his personality and the "inside scoop" about Hollywood in the 50's. People were not as innocent as you would think!