In the passage below, do you think the "how" in bold can be replaced by "the way" without changing the meaning?
'...It's perhaps not much known that the novelist has a musical side. I was only vaguely aware of it, if at all, when I interviewed him, though I'd known him by then for several years - a good example of how he doesn't give much away....'
I'm not sure if the "how" has such a clear meaning in this particular case.
I had an English professor who usually used the turn of phrase "the way in which" in this situation, and I eventually grew to prefer it thanks to his influence.