James Dean a little boy lost by Joe Hyams

I bought this first edition James Dean biography knowing nothing about it. It wasn’t until I was reading Lew Bracker’s memoir that I learned Joe Hyams was a friend of James Dean. I wanted to make sure I got his book, so I checked through my books and found I had just bought it. This is how I have built my James Dean book collection. I buy books others mention in their books.

James Dean a little boy lost by Joe Hyams is a rare biography written by someone who actually knew James Dean. There are memoirs of course by people who were friends with James Dean, but those books only cover that one relationship not Dean’s entire life. Besides being a friend of James Dean, Hyams also interviewed many people in James Dean life, both right after his death in 1955 and 30 years later. This made for quite a well rounded biography. I learned a lot. A Little Boy Lost is very entertaining, very informative and very detailed. It is SO much better than The James Dean Story which did not give me any new information.

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About Deena 'DeenasDays' Dietrich (576 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 100) U2 shows I have been to since ZooTv and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports with Elvis, U2, Grizzlies, Broncos, LMP, NKOTB, Orioles. Please connect with me @DeenasDays on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

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