Sinatra author to pay Hoboken a visit


Frank Sinatra fans take note!

Sinatra biographer James Kaplan Visits Hoboken on 12/12

Where else would Frank Sinatra’s latest biographer want to spend ol’ Blue Eyes’ 95th birthday? Hoboken, of course!

This coming Sunday, December 12th, James Kaplan, author of recently released Frank: The Voice, will visit the Hoboken Historical Museum (13th & Hudson) at 4pm for a reading from the first volume of his new biography of one of the most original voices of the 20th century. The event is free.

According to the publisher, in “The Voice,” Kaplan reveals the complex psyche and turbulent life behind that incomparable vocal instrument. “We relive the years 1915 to 1954 in glistening detail, experiencing as if for the first time Sinatra’s journey from the streets of Hoboken, his fall from the apex of celebrity, and his Oscar-winning return in From Here to Eternity.”

Here at last is the biographer who makes the reader feel what it was really like to be Frank Sinatra—as man, as musician, as tortured genius.

Published in November by Doubleday, The Voice is racking up kudos from reviewers and fellow authors. Film director and author Peter Bogdanovich says, “There has never been a book of this kind or quality about Frank Sinatra. This book tells it all with the freshness of the first time, in the most engrossing and evocative prose.” Doris Kearns Goodwin raves, “This is biography at its very best.”

Kaplan has also written or co-written biographies of John McEnroe, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, two novels and hundreds of profiles of major figures for magazines including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vanity Fair and Esquire.

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