Biography

James Kaplan

James Kaplan is a novelist and nonfiction writer whose essays, reviews and profiles have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire and New York. He co-authored John McEnroe’s autobiography, YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS, a number-one New York Times bestseller, and co-authored the bestselling DEAN & ME with Jerry Lewis. He lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife and three sons.

James Kaplan

Books by James Kaplan

by James Kaplan - Biography, Nonfiction

In 2010's FRANK: THE VOICE, James Kaplan told the story of Frank Sinatra's meteoric rise to fame, subsequent failures, and reinvention as a star of live performance and screen. The story of "Ol' Blue Eyes" continues with SINATRA: THE CHAIRMAN, picking up the day after Frank claimed his Academy Award in 1954. In between recording albums and singles, he often shot four or five movies a year; did TV show and nightclub appearances; started his own label, Reprise; and juggled his considerable commercial ventures alongside his famous and sometimes notorious social activities and commitments.

by James Kaplan - Biography, Nonfiction

Despite his mammoth fame, Frank Sinatra the man has remained an enigma. Now James Kaplan brings deeper insight than ever before to the complex psyche and turbulent life behind that incomparable voice, from Sinatra’s humble beginning in Hoboken to his fall from grace and 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.