From Library Journal
Biographer Kelley thrives on exposé. Perhaps for doubters, this audio transfers her source notes (18 dense back-of-the-book pages) to the end of each chapter, which slows the listener, as do transcripts of the pop singer evading lawyers about the Mafia. Otherwise, the narrative flows well. Kelley (The Royals) excels in anecdotes and colorful characters, ranging from Mother Dolly, a swearing midwife-abortionist, and Sinatra's four distinct wives to film and music luminaries. Only Peter Lawford of his "rat pack" buddies reveals much. Sinatra worshipers will recoil from the book's concentration on claimed faults: violence over trivia; abuse of reporters; gangland links; bedroom excesses; reckless spending; gambling; etc. Some observers do praise his good qualities though, and Anna Fields deserves credit for her untiring reading. His Way will entertain fans of the big band era who like facts mixed with scandals. Recommended with qualification for popular biography collections. —Gordon Blackwell, Eastchester, NY
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"The most eye-opening celebrity biography of our time." -William Safire, The New York Times
"A compelling page-turner...Kitty Kelley's book has made all future Sinatra biographies virtually redundant." --Los Angeles Herald-Examiner