An Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With a new Introduction by the author
This is the book that Frank Sinatra tried—but failed—to keep from publication, and it’s easy to understand why. This unauthorized biography goes behind the iconic myth of Sinatra to expose the well-hidden side of one of the most celebrated—and elusive—public figures of our time. Celebrated journalist Kitty Kelley spent three years researching government documents (Mafia-related material, wiretaps, and secret testimony) and interviewing more than 800 people in Sinatra’s life (family, colleagues, law-enforcement officers, friends). The result is a stunning, often shocking exposé of a man as tortured as he was talented, as driven to self-destruction as he was to success.
Featuring a new Introduction by the author, this fully documented, highly detailed biography—filled with revealing anecdotes—is the penetrating story of the explosively controversial and undeniably multitalented legend who ruled the entertainment industry for fifty years and continues to fascinate to this day.
Praise for His Way
“The most eye-opening celebrity biography of our time.”—The New York Times
“A compelling page-turner . . . Kitty Kelley’s book has made all future Sinatra biographies virtually redundant.”—Los Angeles Herald Examiner
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Well, I was sorry to read about his very bad temper and his unforgiving attitudes. However, I don't think he got to that point alone. I found this book to be well written and fascinating. But it made me sad that once again a star of such fame paid such a high price. It didn't change my mind about his movies or his music. I watch and listen on a regular basis. Must be very difficult for his family. I really do think he was a product of that time period. God Bless Sinatra family.
His way? Pfft, HER way
Sinatra once told a man there was too much of his life he wasn't proud of. The person who penned this novel has a history for her "controversial biographies". Let's also note that too much of this material "conveniently" fell into her hands from sources who couldn't clear things up (see: Peter Lawford). I believe Sinatra had a right to tell his own life his way, if he chose to do so at all. What Miss Kitty/Rita Skeeter did here was/is slanderous. Maybe I'm biased by thinking that there's too much about him that nobody needs to know, much less want to. He was famous, sure, but he was human too. I can't wait to write a bio on you, Kitty. RIP, Frank...