Tough Guys Don't Dance

I picked up this old paperback today. I always liked the title very much, maybe as a good excuse for my lack of dancing skills :-). But I also felt that the title of the book was much, much better than the book itself. And the movie that Mailer directed based on the book was certainly horrible.

"Should you drink?"
"Six months ago, they told me to stop or I was dead. I stopped. Now the spirits circle around my bed and they tell me to dance. I tell 'em, "Tough guys don't dance." They answer me, "Keep Dancing".