Deconstructing Sammy

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Matt Birkbeck

Narrated By: Peter Jay Fernandez

Publisher: HarperAudio

Date: September 2008

Duration: 6 hours 24 minutes


Equal parts cultural history, celebrity biography, and brilliant investigative journalism, Deconstructing Sammy by Matt Birkbeck is a behind-the-scenes look at the disastrous fall of one of the brightest stars of Hollywood and Las Vegas: Sammy Davis, Jr. A member of the infamous Rat Pack, a compatriot of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and one of the most popular performers of his day, Sammy Davis, Jr. was an entertainment icon and a national treasure who earned more than $50 million over the course of his career yet ended up nearly destitute. Deconstructing Sammy tells the whole sad, sordid, fascinating true story.


  • Vincent c

    this book is so fascinating wasn't a fan of Sammy Davis Junior music but I saw a clip from NPR on this book and I had to read it to say the least SammyDavis was a complicated man with to many fault to mention but the book is also the story of a lawyer who saves Sammy estatefrom the Irs this is a great book was Sammy Davis a good person read this book and decide I still haven't made my mind up and I've read it 3 times good book

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