Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of An American Hero

Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of An American Hero Author Dr. Rock Positano
ISBN-10 1501156845
ISBN-13 9781501156847
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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The real Joe DiMaggio remembered by one of the few who really knew the man behind the legendcandid and little known stories about baseball icons from Ted Williams Lou Gehrig and his Yankees teammates on the field to Marilyn Monroe Frank Sinatra and others off the field As told by Dr Rock Positano DiMaggios closest confidante in New York during the final years of his life Dinner with DiMaggio is an intimate portrait of one of Americas most enduring heroes This memoir of a decade long friendship reveals the very private DiMaggio as he really wassometimes demanding sometimes big hearted always impeccable loyal and a true stand up guywhile serving up illuminating stories and rare insights about the people in his life including his teammates Muhammad Ali Sandy Koufax Woody Allen and more In 1990 Dr Rock Positano the thirty two year old foot and ankle specialist was introduced to DiMaggio the pair brought together by a career ending heel spur injury Though Dr Positano was forty years younger an unlikely friendship developed after the doctor successfully treated the baseball champs heel At the start Joe mentored Rock but came to rely on his young friend to show him a good time in New York the town that made him a legend In time the famously reserved DiMaggio opened up to Dr Positano and talked about his joys his disappointments and his sorrows as he reflected on his extraordinary life The stories and experiences shared with Dr Positano comprise an intimate portrait of one of the great stars of baseball and icon of the twentieth century

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