The Way You Wear Your Hat: And the Lost Art of Livin'

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Thorndike Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 311 pages
"It took me a long, long time to learn what I now know. I'd like to pass that on to younger people." Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert Sinatra is a giant among men, every man's envy and every woman's dream. The most important show-business figure of the 20th century, he's a crooner and a brawler, a lover and a gentleman. Embodying a sense of style and class that is timeless, he's a man who has lived life as no other.

Men sit in bars talking about his aura. The power. The confidence. The spontaneity. The panache. The Sinatra Style. Men ask, "What would Frank do?"

"The Way You Wear Your Hat" is thematically organized and elegantly illustrated with black and white pictures throughout some never before seen. In it, Sinatra and the men and women who know him well speak about matters of the heart and heartbreak, coolness and style, friendship and loyalty, drinking and smoking, brawling and wooing, tuxedos and snap brims. It is the perfect gift for the millions of fans of this American original.

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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 ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Bill Zehme is the author of the New York Times bestseller THE WAY YOU WEAR YOUR HAT: FRANK SINATRA AND THE LOST ART OF LIVIN'. Recognized among the nation's more unique interpreters of popular culture, he is a longtime writer at large for Esquire, and his impressionistic profiles have appeared in Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Vanity Fair. During the six years of research for LOST IN THE FUNHOUSE, he served as supervising producer of the network television retrospective Taxi: A Celebration and consulting producer of the NBC-TV special A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman. He lives in Chicago.

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