"A long time ago, when I was a young dancer in New York City, I fell in love with Jimmy Dean and he fell in love with me." So begins the beguiling memoir of Liz "Dizzy" Sheridan's passionate yet ill-fated affair with the young, magnetic, soon-to-be-supernova James Dean. Dean had recently arrived seeking Broadway stardom. Sheridan was a beautiful aspiring dancer. They met one rainy afternoon and soon were inseparable, living together in the colourful atmosphere of early '50s bohemian New York. They were even engaged. But when Dean found success, he was lured to Hollywood, and the lovers parted amid tears and broken dreams - dreams that would be dashed forever when Dean died in a car crash in 1955, shortly after seeing Dizzy for the last time.
Liz Sheridan captures not only the unforgettable charisma of the vibrant actor who would soon become an icon of American teenage rebellion - but also the magic of a different, more idealistic age.