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by Jason Collins,Dito Montiel

Category: Arts and Literature
Subcategory: Memoris and Biographies
Author: Jason Collins,Dito Montiel
ISBN: 0786174242
ISBN13: 978-0786174249
Language: English
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks; MP3 edition (July 1, 2006)
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A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is a 2006 American drama film based on a 2001 memoir of the same name by author, director, and musician Dito Montiel, which describes his youth in Astoria, New York during the 1980s

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is a 2006 American drama film based on a 2001 memoir of the same name by author, director, and musician Dito Montiel, which describes his youth in Astoria, New York during the 1980s. Montiel wrote and directed the film adaptation, which was released in the United States in September and October 2006 and in Europe in March 2007.

Dito Montiel has pieced together random thoughts and meandering poetic verse, in a collection of stories designed .

Dito Montiel has pieced together random thoughts and meandering poetic verse, in a collection of stories designed to reflect his life as he see's it. There is no sense of style, organization, or even a general flow to his writing. Contradiions abound, the reader is tossed from one setting to the next, from one time frame to another, but somehow it works.

Orlandito Dito Montiel, son of Orlando. Montiel's saints run the gamut from omniscient priests to wacky con artists

Orlandito Dito Montiel, son of Orlando. Montiel's saints run the gamut from omniscient priests to wacky con artists. In his rambling memoir of growing up in the 1970s and '80s in a tough Queens neighborhood, he escapes to the East Village to emerge as a Calvin Klein underwear model and lead singer of the punk band Gutterboy. Montiel's childhood was rough but thrilling. n our neighborhood we would take your everyday type of kids' game and throw in an extra little consequence clause that no one else seemed to have.

Orlandito Dito Montiel, son of Orlando, a Nicaraguan immigrant, and an Irish mother, grew wild in the streets of Astoria. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Narrated by Jason Collins. Orlandito Dito Montiel grew up wild in the streets of Astoria, Queens, pulling pranks for Greek and Italian gang

Narrated by Jason Collins. Orlandito Dito Montiel grew up wild in the streets of Astoria, Queens, pulling pranks for Greek and Italian gang.

We occasionally see older Dito as he appears to be thinking about these pivotal moments in his past, guilt, heartache but seemingly joy flashes across his face, as his reluctance to come back to his childhood bearings start to show. In his past we see how determined he became to try and get out of his neighbourhood after meeting a new Scottish classmate who fills Dito's head with dreams of California.

Dito Montiel (book), Dito Montiel. First time director Dito Montiel's "A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints" is a harsh autobiographical look back at his youth on the mean streets of Astoria, Queens in the mid 1980's

Dito Montiel (book), Dito Montiel. View production, box office, & company info. First time director Dito Montiel's "A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints" is a harsh autobiographical look back at his youth on the mean streets of Astoria, Queens in the mid 1980's. From the film's opening moments, Montiel introduces us to an intimate world of family and friendship that totally blindsided me by its greatness. There are moments in "A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints" that roll along with such force and emotion, that Montiel feels like a natural born filmmaker, infusing his personal heartache into strong characters breathing within a vivid time.

Dito Montiel adapts his autobiographical 2001 novel into a vivid slice-of-life drama from the Jim Carroll school of disaffected coming-of-age New York . None too shabby but really nothing to write home about either.

Dito Montiel adapts his autobiographical 2001 novel into a vivid slice-of-life drama from the Jim Carroll school of disaffected coming-of-age New York journalism. It is its very autobiographical roots that make Saints an emotional wallop, a raw, authentic work that is, at its defiant core, violently and unrestrainedly alive.

Orlandito "Dito" Montiel grew up 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, and at times getting near much graver trouble. Entering adulthood in the eighties, he escapes into the underground and punk cultures of Manhattan. This is the story of a young man's hunger for experience, his dawning awareness of the bigger world across the bridge, and the loyalties that bind him to the flawed and desperate "Saints" that have guided his life: Bob Semen, Frank the dog walker, Jimmy Mullen, Cherry Vanilla, Allen Ginsberg, and all the junkies and insaniacs like Santos Antonios who said, "Now, Dito, remember, in life you gotta be crazy."
Comments to eBook A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Tehn
I typically do not write reviews, though I felt compelled in this case after seeing some ridculously low rating (relative to the quality of the story and the craft in Guide to Recognizing Your Saints). Matthew Frost, leading the pack with a meandering and light pointed critique of Montiel's work then closing with " But to basically start out with a theme and use yourself as the protagonist of the tail, is very sophomoric". If you are going to attack a writer's work, make sure to get a dictionary out ahead of time if you cannot, yourself, spell. Tail? Are you critiquing Ratatouille? Furthermore, 1st person usage is not sophomoric, especially for a writer whose book you are criticizing is his first.

now back to an actual review. I read this book almost a decade ago and still find myself reimagining both several of the scenes and most notably the finer emotions Montiel generates. Sure, we're not talking Rimbaud or Miller, but as far as capturing that bittersweet feeling of nostalgia for late teen coming of age in a small neighborhood embedded in a large city, Montiel nails it. And, uniquely, does so without diminishing the importance of the very different list of dramas playing out in this urban suburbia. plus capturing the feeling of both the comfort and enclosurr of a group of friends, as a group all (near comically) tough but individually shown to be wary adolescents with warm hearts and only slightly dimished hope is, well outside Salinger one of the best replications of that feeling I've certainly read.

The movie is solid (Robert Downey seldom disappoints but obviously cared about this film as its a standout performance for him) but I do not agree its better than the book. But for you non-readers (such as Matthew), perhaps you'd enjoy the story more in that ultimate "easy reading" format.

Anyway DM, great work. Just bought your last book. (which was what inspired me to check out the reviews on your first).
Ynap
I really liked the movie version of "Saints" for its gutsy portrayal of Dito's experience coming of age in Astoria. Unfortunately, the screenplay is far superior to the book. The book starts with Dito's early years but merely skims the surface and proceeds to a disjointed, sprawling narrative about Dito's adventures (mostly drunken or drug addled) as a punk rocker. He drops a lot of names but the story never goes anywhere. It sounds like he dictated this into a tape recorder and had someone transcribe his musings. And I'm not convinced he didn't make a few things up along the way. And, by the way, Yogaville is not close to either Farmville or Richmond and Raleigh, North Carolina is not a small town (if you read the book you'll understand the references). There's really no point to this book and after a while his stories are pretty tedious.
Oppebro
I appreciate his attempt to be nostalgic and the theme of coming to terms with your coming-of-age experiences, but more often than not, his writing is noticibly self-indulgent.

I also have to re-read passages on several occasions due to the fact that he will randomly bring a detail into the picture without any context.

The book reminds me of somebody who's capable, but at the end of the day, just not talented enough to be a good writer. It's just overall poor writing. It's one thing to write what you know through fictional characters that you create. That's artistic. But to basically start out with a theme and use yourself as the protagonist of the tail, is very sophomoric.
Cerar
Enjoyable read..
Topmen
I really liked the movie so I ordered the book. It's not the same. It's basically just has the same title and names are the same, but the people don't really have the same roles in the movie and book. It wasn't bad, just not what I expected.
Vikus
Good movie. The book however is a muddle.
Sardleem
Great book but nothing like the movie at all. I'm glad I saw the movie first because I would have been disappointed had it been the other way around. Hollywood really does fabricate tremendously.
As a teen I had friends like Antonio and Dito, wild and crazy........this book brings you back home. Dito pulls no punches....I like this kid.
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