About The Book
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The life of one of the Great Lovers of all time, John Dante lived the life of a bachelor's fantasy, going from his humble beginnings in a small Italian village to the Playboy Mansion, where he lived for 26 years with Hugh Hefner and 40 of the most beautiful women in the world. John Dante was a key figure in the first years of the Playboy empire, hiring Bunnies, training Bunny Mothers, and managing the Playboy jet. He befriended some of the most popular and important figures of our time, including Hugh Hefner, whom John paints as a "fascinating, complex man," as well as Shel Silverstein, Lenny Bruce, Don Adams, James Caan and myriad other personalities and stars. A first hand, inside look at the phenomenon of Playboy from the second-in-command.
About The Author
Anthony Valerio is the author of eight books of fiction and nonfiction, including the cult classics THE MEDITERRANEAN RUNS THROUGH BROOKLYN, VALENTINO and THE GREAT ITALIANS. His bestselling BART: A Life of A. Bartlett Giamatti was praised by Larry King: “A wonderful read.” His short stories have appeared in the Paris Review and in several anthologies and readers. About Anthony Valerio’s work the legendary children’s book author Shel Silvertein said: “He knows his craft: he gets in, tells his story and gets out. It’s what good writing should be.”Mr. Valerio was a book editor in major publishing houses, including McGraw-Hill. He has taught creative writing at New York University, the City University of New York and Wesleyan University. He lectures widely in the United States and Europe and has been a fiction judge at PEN. He is a member of the Author’s Guild.
You can visit Anthony Valerio’s website at http://www.anthonyvalerio.com