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This review is from: The Last Good Time: Skinny d'Amato and the 500 Club (Paperback)
The new and the old Atlantic City!
A fast read from the days of the old Steel Pier right up to the Resort Casinos that line the Boardwalk today.
Van Meter starts this journey as he arrives in town to work at Atlantic City Magazine. He gets word about a "sale" at the home of the late Paul "Skinny" D'Amato, the owner of the famous "500 Club." This is 1986 and Atlantic City is now a gambling mecca.
Van Meter quickly becomes enthralled with D'Amato and the history of the city and figures he's a got a pretty good book on his hands. He's right!
The Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin/Marilyn Monore/ Mob connections drive the narrative and the reader gets caught up in their world. Van Meter keeps the pace with the rich and famous and their connection to D'Amato rolling along, and you get to go for the ride.
Damn good ride! All 296 pages of it. Recommended!