Not many people were allowed inside Frank Sinatra’s inner circle. But Tony Consiglio was a boyhood friend of Sinatra’s who remained his friend and confidant for over 60 years.
From the early days when Sinatra was trying to establish himself as a singer to the mid-1960s, Tony worked with Sinatra and was there to share in the highs and lows of his life and career. Tony’s friendship with Sinatra allowed him to rub elbows with the Hollywood elite, including: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Kim Novak, Ava Gardner, and many others.
Sinatra and Me: The Very Good Years will shed new light on the real Frank Sinatra—from the man who knew him better than anyone.
Tony Consiglio helped establish the world-famous Sally’s Apizza in New Haven, CT in 1938 with his brother Sally and their mother. He traveled with Frank Sinatra for over 30 years before working with NBA commissioner Larry O’Brien. Tony died in 2008.
Franz Douskey is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer. He has been published in over 200 publications including The New Yorker and Rolling Stone and has been producer and co-host of Once Upon a Bandstand with Bud Finch on WQUN since 2005.
Norman Dietz, a writer, an actor, and a solo performer, has recorded over 150 audiobooks, many of which have earned him awards from AudioFile magazine, the ALA, and Publishers Weekly. Additionally, AudioFile named Dietz one of the Best Voices of the Century.
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