A guide to recognizing your saints

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
As far back as i can remember ... i can remember manhattan. Orlandito "Dito" Montiel, son of Orlando, a Nicaraguan immigrant, and an Irish mother, grew wild in the streets of Astoria, Queens, pulling pranks for Greek and Italian gangsters and confessing at the church of the Immaculate Conception, gobbling hits of purple mescaline and Old English, sneaking into Times Square whore houses--"Kids from nowhere going nowhere." At 14 Dito watched as his best friend and surrogate older brother, Antonio, beat another kid to death with a baseball bat during a gang fight. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is the quintessentially American story of a young man's hunger for experience, his dawning awareness of the bigger world across the bridge, and of the loyalties that bind him to a violent past and to the flawed and desperate Saints that have guided him--a streetwise Meetings With Remarkable Men with echoes of Whitman and Kerouac, Saturday Night Fever and Dion and the Belmonts. Dito tasted short-lived notoriety as a model for Versace and Calvin Klein, and as the leader of "the most successful unsuccessful band in history," Gutterboy, a 15-minute darling signed to Geffen for a then unprecedented million-dollar advance. But this book is about the Saints: Dito's father, Antonio "our insane warrior hero," Bob Semen, Frank the dog walker, Jimmy Mullen, Cherry Vanilla, Allen Ginsberg and all the others, the drunks, coke-heads, junkies, the insaniacs like Santos Antonios who said, "Now Dito remember, in life you gotta be crazy." Photographs by Bruce Weber, Lance Staedler and Allen Ginsberg are featured. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is soon to be a major motion picture directed by Robert Downey, Jr. "I like it a lot..."--Allen Ginsberg "The greatest streetwise healing book ever written. In a world full of put-ons and pretty faces he's the real deal."--Susan Carlucci, In Fashion
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID b63f0144-0d5b-0715-c6a2-bf5f60744de4
full_title guide to recognizing your saints
author montiel dito
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-01-29 04:12:39AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Collins, Jason., Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997., Weber, Bruce, 1946-
author Montiel, Dito.
author2-role Collins, Jason.|Narrator, Ginsberg, Allen,1926-1997., Weber, Bruce,1946-, hoopla digital.
author_display Montiel, Dito
available_at_boulder Boulder Main Library
detailed_location_boulder Boulder Main Adult NonFiction, Online Hoopla Collection
display_description Dito Montiel grew up wild in the streets of Astoria, Queens and in the underground and punk cultures of Manhattan. His rough, thrilling, and quintessentially American story is bookmarked by the flawed and desperate Saints that guide him, including Jimmy Mullen, Cherry Vanilla, and Allen Ginsberg.
format_boulder Book, eAudiobook
format_category_boulder Audio Books, Books, eBook
id b63f0144-0d5b-0715-c6a2-bf5f60744de4
isbn 9781481550321, 9781560259602
item_details hoopla:MWT10027695||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10027695||Available Online||||, ils:.b16625419|.i20641928|Boulder Main Adult NonFiction|974.71043 Montiel|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Oct 18, 2016|bmnfa||
itype_boulder , paperback book
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_boulder 974.71043 Montiel
owning_library_boulder Boulder Public Library
owning_location_boulder Boulder Main Library
primary_isbn 9781560259602
publishDate 2006
record_details hoopla:MWT10027695|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,|2006.|1 online resource (1 audio file (300 min.)) : digital., ils:.b16625419|Book|Books||English|Thunder Mouth Press,|2006.|211 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_boulder hoopla:MWT10027695||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, ils:.b16625419|.i20641928|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|17,1,2,19,70,3,18,4,5,20,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14|||
subject_facet Authors, American -- Biography, Gutterboy (Musical group), Models (Persons) -- United States -- Biography, Montiel, Dito, Musicians -- United States -- Biography, New York (N.Y.) -- Biography
title_display A guide to recognizing your saints
title_full A guide to recognizing your saints / by Dito ; with photographs by Allen Ginsberg and Bruce Weber, A guide to recognizing your saints [electronic resource] / Dito Montiel
title_short A guide to recognizing your saints
topic_facet Authors, American, Models (Persons), Montiel, Dito, Musicians