My Life with Frank Sinatra
Barbara Sinatra tells how a gangly kid in pigtails from Bosworth, Missouri became the fourth Mrs Frank Sinatra – a marriage that lasted more than 20 years
Thirty years after she first heard his voice singing to her from a jukebox at her local drive-in, Barbara began her love affair with Frank Sinatra. After a tempestuous courtship, she finally heard him say the wedding vows that began his fourth, final, and most enduring marriage; one that would last more than two decades until the end of his life. Generous and jealous, witty and wicked, Frank comes alive in this poignant inside story of the highs and lows of marriage to one of the world's most famous men. In this, her first public love letter to the husband she adored, his wife celebrates the sensational singer, sexy heartthrob, possessive mate, and loyal friend that was Frank Sinatra.
This book will let his legions of fans see another side of "Ol' Blue Eyes." Though Frank Sinatra's children have written memoirs about their father, this is the first time his wife of twenty-two years is sharing intimate details of life with the man and the legend.
“An engaging read”
Mail on Sunday
“Barbara Sinatra, the singer's final - and longest-serving - wife, has written a revealing memoir of their fiery days and nights”
“At its heart, this autobiography is a simple story of an enduring love affair, and the unprecedented glimpse is less about the man who has already been dissected in dozens of books, and more about a woman whom the reader quickly discovers is quite interesting in her own right . . . Frank Sinatra lived 82 years, dying in Barbara's arms more than a decade ago. After reading this book, it's easy to conclude that he was the lucky one for finding such a strong, wise and fun-loving soul mate.”
“Barbara Sinatra has turned in a genuine love story about the man with whom she shared a life.”
Chicago Sun Times
“For fans, there can be no more intimate insider than Frank Sinatra's longest-running (and last) wife, Barbara, and indeed she details his neat streak (at least three showers a day), the gift of his voice, unstinting appetite for a party, and the intense romanticism that lured so many women to his bed . . . It's a more nuanced, positive portrait of Sinatra than in other books.”
“In her memoir, the widow of Frank Sinatra tells it her way, adding a unique perspective to the history of one of entertainment's greats”
“Frank Sinatra's widow traces her journey from a hardscrabble, Depression-era childhood to jet-setting wife of one of the most popular and successful entertainers of all time . . . Sinatra spins an interesting tale of a life lived amongst celebrity and provides an insider glimpse into a bygone era.”
“The widow of Frank Sinatra delivers the goods in this intimate memoir of their years tiogether... Probing Sinatra's personality, she contrasts his polite manners and loyalty to friends with his feuds and booze-induced rants. Yet in the end, as she sees it, 'Frank was the most romantic man I ever met,' and that feeling permeates the pages throughout.”