James Kaplan
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James Kaplan

JAMES KAPLAN has been writing about people and ideas in business and popular culture, as well as noted fiction (Best American Short Stories), for over three decades. His essays and reviews, as well as more than a hundred major profiles of figures ranging from Madonna to Helen Gurley Brown, Calvin Klein to John Updike, Miles Davis to Meryl Streep, and Arthur Miller to Larry David, have appeared in many magazines, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and New York. His first novel, Pearl's Progress, was published by Knopf in 1989. His nonfiction portrait of John F. Kennedy International Airport, The Airport (1994) -- called "a splendid book" by Gay Talese -- remains a classic of aviation literature and New York storytelling. His second novel, Two Guys From Verona -- published in 1998 by Atlantic Monthly Press, and chosen by The New York Times as one of its Notable Books of the Year -- is being developed as a movie by Jeremy Garelick, screenwriter of The Break-Up and The Hangover. In 2002 Kaplan co-authored the autobiography of John McEnroe, You Cannot Be Serious, which was an international bestseller (and number one on the New York Times list). His 2005 book Dean and Me: A Love Story, co-written with Jerry Lewis and published by Doubleday, was a New York Times bestseller as well. In November 2010, Doubleday published Frank: The Voice, the first volume of Kaplan's definitive biography of Frank Sinatra. The book was also a New York Times bestseller, and was chosen by Times chief book critic Michiko Kakutani as one of her Top Ten Books of 2010. James Kaplan lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife and three sons. You can visit his website at www.jameskaplan.net.

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    • Dean and Me

    • A Love Story
    • By: Jerry Lewis, James Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365

    They were the unlikeliest of pairs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You've got to listen to this!

    • By Boone29680 on 12-05-05

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Sinatra

    • The Chairman
    • By: James Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Donald Corren
    • Length: 40 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243

    The story of "Ol' Blue Eyes" continues with Sinatra: The Chairman, picking up the day after Frank claimed his Academy Award in 1954....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing, an excellent addition to Frank The Voice.

    • By Nick on 11-06-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Frank

    • The Voice
    • By: James Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 22 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    Bestselling author James Kaplan redefines Frank Sinatra in a triumphant new biography that includes many rarely seen photographs....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Both fascinating and tedious

    • By Brad on 12-12-10
    • The Voice
    • By: James Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 22 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 11-02-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 250 ratings

    Regular price: $35.93

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