James Kaplan’s essays and reviews have appeared in many magazines, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and New York. His nonfiction portrait of John F. Kennedy International Airport, The Airport (1994) remains a classic in aviation literature.Read More
In 2001, Kaplan co-authored John McEnroe’s autobiography You Cannot Be Serious, which became an international bestseller and Number One on the New York Times list. In 2005, Kaplan co-wrote Jerry Lewis’s memoir Dean & Me: A Love Story, which was also a Times bestseller. 2010’s Frank: The Voice is the first volume of a definitive two-volume life of Frank Sinatra.Read More
James Kaplan’s short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Atlantic, Narrative, and The Best American Short Stories. His first novel, Pearl’s Progress, was published in 1989. His second novel, Two Guys From Verona (1998), was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.Read More
Frank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of the 20th century—infinitely charismatic, lionized and notorious in equal measure. But despite his mammoth fame, Sinatra the man has remained an enigma.