The Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Livin’

By Bill Zehme
Read by Brian Emerson

12/01/1998 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781470888541

One of the most important entertainers of the twentieth century, Sinatra did nothing small. Zehme’s biography captures all the roles Sinatra has played in his life: leader, voice, swinger, fighter, drinker, actor, prankster, gentleman, father, lover, and friend. Using rare interviews with many intimates, Zehme has masterfully assembled the most personal details and gorgeous minutiae of how the role of Frank Sinatra was played in everyday life. Matters of the heart and heartbreak, coolness and swank, friendship and leadership, drinking and cavorting, brawling and wooing, tuxedos and snap-brims—here is a stunning exploration of the Sinatra mystique. Capturing the timeless romance and classic style of the fifties and sixties, when Sinatra was at the peak of his heroic powers, here is a fresh, insightful look at the man and the way he swaggered.

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Summary

Summary

One of the most important entertainers of the twentieth century, Sinatra did nothing small. Zehme’s biography captures all the roles Sinatra has played in his life: leader, voice, swinger, fighter, drinker, actor, prankster, gentleman, father, lover, and friend.

Using rare interviews with many intimates, Zehme has masterfully assembled the most personal details and gorgeous minutiae of how the role of Frank Sinatra was played in everyday life. Matters of the heart and heartbreak, coolness and swank, friendship and leadership, drinking and cavorting, brawling and wooing, tuxedos and snap-brims—here is a stunning exploration of the Sinatra mystique. Capturing the timeless romance and classic style of the fifties and sixties, when Sinatra was at the peak of his heroic powers, here is a fresh, insightful look at the man and the way he swaggered.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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
“This man of talent was fascinating, if flawed. He craved to be the best and own the best, was generous with his friends and relatives, and hated journalists who wrote unsympathetically about his public brawls and affairs with women…Recommended for popular biography collections.” Library Journal
“One of the best books ever written about Frank Sinatra. It perfectly captures his style and attitude. You won't be disappointed.” Sinatra Society of America

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Author

Author Bio: Bill Zehme

Bill Zehme, a senior writer at Esquire, initiated a series of surprising exchanges with Frank Sinatra for a 1996 article. As he wrote of his intent “Men had gone soft and needed help, needed a leader, needed Frank Sinatra. I wanted to ask him essential questions, the kind that could save a guy’s life. I wanted what might approximate Frank’s rules of order. He took the clarion call.” The resulting, widely celebrated Esquire profile of Sinatra, “And Then There Was One,” was the starting point for perhaps the most comprehensive access to the world of Sinatra, now fully realized in these pages.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Audience: Adult
Language: English