Sinatra and Me - Tony Oppedisano & Mary Jane Ross

Sinatra and Me

By Tony Oppedisano & Mary Jane Ross

  • Release Date: 2021-06-08
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 65 Ratings

Description

This intimate, revealing portrait of Frank Sinatra—from the man closest to the famous singer during the last decade of his life—features never-before-seen photos and new revelations about some of the most famous people of the past fifty years, including Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Sam Giancana, Madonna, and Bono. “If you are a Frank fan, buy this book” (Jimmy Kimmel).

More than a hundred books have been written about legendary crooner and actor Frank Sinatra. Every detail of his life seems to captivate: his career, his romantic relationships, his personality, his businesses, his style. But a hard-to-pin-down quality has always clung to him—a certain elusiveness that emerges again and again in retrospective depictions. Until now.

From Sinatra’s closest confidant and an eventual member of his management team, Tony Oppedisano, comes an extraordinarily intimate look at the singing idol that offers “new information on almost every page” (The Wall Street Journal). Deep into the night, for more than two thousand nights, Frank and Tony would converse—about music, family, friends, great loves, achievements and successes, failures and disappointments, the lives they’d led, the lives they wished they’d led. In these full-disclosure conversations, Sinatra spoke of his close yet complex relationship with his father, his conflicts with record companies, his carousing in Vegas, his love affairs with some of the most beautiful women of his era, his triumphs on some of the world’s biggest stages, his complicated relationships with his talented children, and, most important, his dedication to his craft.

Toward the end, no one was closer to the singer than Oppedisano, who kept his own rooms at the Sinatra residences for many years, often brokered difficult conversations between family members, and held the superstar entertainer’s hand when he drew his last breath.

“Frank Sinatra fans, pull up a chair and let longtime confidante and road manager Tony Oppedisano regale you with tales from the entertainer’s inner circle” (Parade magazine)—Sinatra and Me pulls back the curtain on a man whom history has, in many ways, gotten wrong.

Reviews

  • Didn’t want to finish

    5
    By My Citibank
    This book is by far the best biography I have ever read. I loved reading Tony O’s book and could imagine I was there with them, laughing, chatting, drinking. He pulls the reader right into the stories. I learned a lot about one of the greatest, Frank Sinatra, through this book, some I didn’t like, some I loved, I’m just thrilled to be let in on some of the intimate moments between friends. When reading about Frank’s passing away, I bawled my eyes out. I almost felt like I’d lost a friend. I didn’t want the book to end, a little bit like Frank not wanting his last performance to end. Alas, it had to happen. I would recommend anyone who likes Ole Blue Eyes, to read this book and immerse themselves in the stories. You won’t regret it.
  • Tony O is great!!

    5
    By Reisman76
    Very moving tribute to Frank Sinatra by the man who was with him to the end! Sad to read about Barbara and Frank’s two “daughters” always arguing over Frank’s things. Too bad none of them ever learned to make their own money! Great book!
  • Sinatra and Me

    5
    By par sea
    Read this straight through. Informative and entertaining. Fascinating read, could not put it down as I cannot stop listening to Sinatra’s Music. Pat C