His Way Author:Kitty Kelley This is the book that Frank Sinatra tried to stop with a two-million-dollar lawsuit;the unauthorized biography of one of the most controversialy et elusive public figures of our time- a fully documented, highly detailed, and penetrating portrait of the man behind the voice. — Frank Sinatra has dominated the entertainment industry for more than fi... more »fty years. The skinny kid crooner whe caused the bobby sox craze in 1942 has thickened in the middle and lost his hair, but even now, at age seventy, he continues to excite interest in his music, his life, his women, his money, his politics and --most of all--his Mafia connections.
Now, Kitty Kelley draws an unforgettable, vivid portrait of Sinatra from his earliest years; the childhood in Hoboken, New Jersey, that was far different from the one he invented; the mother he adored but seemed deeply ashamed of; his beginnings as a singer: his relationships with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey; his climb to the top as a singer then movie star, and the violence of the moodswings that followed it, leaving a trail of broken friendships and broken marriages to Nancy Sinatra, Ava Gardner, and Mia Farrow.
From the beginning, marriage didn't stop his womanizing. The list and variety of women in his life are formidable. And thogh he himself was no athlete, he always admired fighters-force of any kind. Sometimes his bodygaurds did his beatings for him; sometimes they just held his victims while Sinatra punched. There are many who can testify to his wildly lavish generosity and charitable pursuits.
A complex man who plays by his own rules, Frank Sinatra still draws huge audiences wherever he performs. His influence extends even into the White House--today more than ever before. Here, in a biography filled with anecdotes and revealing behind-the-scenes accounts. Kitty Kelley gives us a no holds barred inside look at the man, the legend, and the life of Frank Sinatra.« less