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Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Livin' / Edition 1
     

Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Livin' / Edition 1

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by Bill Zehme
 

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ISBN-10: 0060931752

ISBN-13: 2900060931758

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Leader. Voice. Swinger. Fighter. Drinker. Actor. Prankster. Gentleman. Father. Lover. Friend. The most important entertainer of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra did nothing small. He was all about more, all about move. Wherever he went became his personal playground. Those who followed learned much. He rounded up the most colorful pallies alive -- his fabled Rat Pack

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Leader. Voice. Swinger. Fighter. Drinker. Actor. Prankster. Gentleman. Father. Lover. Friend. The most important entertainer of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra did nothing small. He was all about more, all about move. Wherever he went became his personal playground. Those who followed learned much. He rounded up the most colorful pallies alive -- his fabled Rat Pack of Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop -- and made history. Sinatra was always the last to go to sleep and the first to raise hell. A nucleus among men -- his men especially -- he lent out the hubris, covered every ass, cleared the forest, rigged the tempo, made the rules. "You've got to be livin', baby," he would say, "because dyin' is a pain in the ass."

Masterfully assembled within this book are the most personal details and gorgeous minutiae of how the role of Frank Sinatra was played in everyday life, illustrated with scores of classic photographs, some of them never before published. The Way You Wear Your Hat was crafted from rare interviews with many intimates, including Tony Bennett, Don Rickles, Angie Dickinson, Tony Curtis, Robert Wagner and Joey Bishop, as well as daughters Nancy and Tina Sinatra. Matters of the heart and heartbreak, coolness and swank, friendship and leadership, drinking and cavorting, brawling and wooing, tuxedos and snap-brims, talking the lingo and ring-a-ding-dinging -- here is a stunning exploration of the Sinatra mystique.

He ruled the world on his own terms, inspiring other mortals to ponder their own lives and wonder, What would Frank do? The answers are here at last. Capturing the timeless romance and classic style of the '50s and '60s, when Sinatra was at the peak of his heroic powers, The Way You Wear Your Hat is a fresh, insightful look at the man and the way he swaggered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900060931758
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Harper Perennial
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256

Table of Contents

THE LEADER AFTER DARK WEE SMALL
1(26)
ADVENTURES AND LESSONS RING-A-DING-DING
27(24)
FOLLOW THE LEADER PALLIES
51(34)
BOOZE AND SMOKE DRINKING AGAIN
85(28)
GETTING SPIFFED STYLE
113(26)
WOOING AND SURVIVING BROADS
139(30)
FAMILY AND FATHERHOOD LOVE & MARRIAGE
169(30)
WORKING AND WINNING MY WAY
199(39)
AN AFTERWORD 238

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Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Livin' 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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This book was a great read and included absolutely wonderful pictures that I found myself flipping back to every 5 minutes.It was exciting and surely for Sinatra lovers like myself, you'd love it.I must say though that this book didn't go very much in depth with his life but truly a marvelous read nonetheless.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The photos are really wonerful in this book. I would have liked if there was more about him in the book. I felt like alot was left out. I wanted more. Like I said though the photos are great. I think any Sinatra fan would love this book. It's an easy read and enjoyable read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"The Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Livin'," was written by Bill Zehme. It is a biography about Frank Sinatra's work career. It tells of how Frank Sinatra started his career and where he ended it, with little information about what he did away from his job. This book is different from other biographies because it is about a person's career and not his life. The author's style of writing wasn't satisfactory because he did not go the order of the dates that the events took place but jumped around. I feel this book could have been written better if it had a little more information on Frank Sinatra's career and feelings for his career than what was given. I wouldn't recommend this book to people who don't like old classical music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of Frankie (like myself) this is the book for you. It is funny and fast paced, just like Frank. Not only is it a fun book, but as is stated, a style guide for the modern man, to teach us how we should really act. Sinatra was the man's man. This book is the end all! You dig?
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