From Library Journal
Narrator Brian Emerson reads this celebrity profile in a well-phrased pleasant voice, with limited emotion. This is not a formal biography of superstar powerbroker Frank Sinatra, who died in May at the age of 82. We learn his likes, dislikes, and behavior as singer, actor, and head of Hollywood's "Rat Pack." Missing are things like rumors of Mafia connections or reprisals against enemies like ex-son-in-law Tommy Sands. Friends, relatives, and Sinatra himself provided info. This man of talent was fascinating, if flawed. He craved to be the best and own the best, was generous to friends and relatives, and hated journalists who wrote unsympathetically about his public brawls and affairs with women. Although far from complete, this study provides a good deal. Recommended for popular biography collections.?Gordon Blackwell, Eastchester, NY
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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"A strictly fun style guide for men, with Ol' Blue Eyes as
-- -- Entertainment Weekly
"Not really a biography, it's funny and illuminating without
being either lurid or sentimental."
-- -- Elvis Costello
"One of the best books ever written about Frank Sinatra. It
perfectly captures his style and attitude. You won't be
-- -- Sinatra Society of America
"A strictly fun style guide for men, with Ol' Blue Eyes as muse." -- Entertainment Weekly
"An essential compendium of Sinatra wisdom on the lost art of livin'. This book is an ode to an era when male conduct was less confused and confidence was king." -- Newsweek
"Not really a biography, it's funny and illuminating without being either lurid or sentimental." -- Elvis Costello
"One of the best books ever written about Frank Sinatra. It perfectly captures his style and attitude. Youwon't be disappointed." -- Sinatra Society of America
"The Way You Wear Your Hat is a warm, wacky, irreverent...look at Frank's take on and philosophy of life, by an author who understands what it means to be Frank Sinatra. With a little help from the man's own words, Bill Zehme captures the contradictions: the simplicity and the style, the passion and the ice, the party and the pain...the winner who loses and the loser who wins...stories that capture the nature and the essence of the man who invented cool." -- Nancy Sinatra