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Excess Blather: The Barbara Sinatra Story

Christopher Loudon on the new book from Frank Sinatra’s fourth wife, Barbara

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Eight years ago, George Jacobs, Frank Sinatra’s longtime valet, published Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra, a fascinating look at the man behind the voice, told from the vantage point of someone with near-total access to the über-private superstar’s most private moments. Jacobs’ association with Sinatra ended abruptly (as so many of Ol’ Blues Eyes personal and professional relationships tended to do) in 1968. Now, along comes what should, and could, have been the rest of the behind-the-scenes story, as told by Sinatra’s fourth wife, Barbara.

Trouble is, the author of Lady Blue Eyes seems more interested in trying to make herself interesting than in providing fresh perspective on her immensely interesting third husband.

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