He began as a young son-and-dance man from Harlem. By the time he reached the top he would pay the price for success--with a lifestyle of wild sex, booze and drugs, a failed marriage; broken friendships; b roken health; and a $1 million debt to the IRS. In Why Me? Sammy tells his brutally honest story--of racism and the early days, of Sinatra and the Rat Pack, of the women, the scandals, the orgies, and the secret doubts that followed him onto every stage he ever lit up. JFK shunned him after Sammy married a white woman. Black radicals took his money and scorned him. And his own worst enemy was himself.
More than one of the world's greates showmen, here is a man who spent a fortune twice over, worked himself to exhaustion, and finally surmounted his own most terrifying demons--for the triumph of a lifetime.