I first read this book about 10 years ago and I really enjoyed reading it again.
The Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Livin’ by Bill Zehme is not a typical biography. Instead of chronicling life from birth to death, the author created a manual on how to live life according to Frank Sinatra. The reason I titled the post as such is that Frank loved to stay out late and booze it up. A light-weight like myself with an early bedtime would draw scorn from the Chairman of the Board.
The book is full of stories and the chapters are broken down by topic. Topics include Pallies, Broads, Booze, Style, Love & Marriage, and My Way. Although I can’t seem to learn how to stay awake at night, the book had great lessons on friendship and being a gentleman.