A love song to an american icon: the first full-length biography of Carly Simon, from an acclaimed music journalist who has known her for decades Carly Simon has won two Grammys and an Academy Award, and her albums have sold more than forty million copies. Tapping private archives, family interviews, and a forty-year friendship with the legend herself, Stephen Davis at last captures Carly Simon's extraordinary journey from shy teenager to superstar.
Boys in the Trees: A MemoirFlatiron Books #ad - Simon brilliantly captures moments of creative inspiration, the sparks of songs, and the stories behind writing "Anticipation" and "We Have No Secrets" among many others. Romantic entanglements with some of the most famous men of the day fueled her confessional lyrics, as well as the unraveling of her storybook marriage to James Taylor.
Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant simon & schuster, to a meteoric solo career that would result in 13 top 40 hits, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, including the #1 song "You're So Vain. She was the first artist in history to win a grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, for her song "Let the River Run" from the movie Working Girl.
Boys in the Trees: A Memoir #ad - Carly simon's new york times bestselling memoir, Boys in the Trees, reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart.
Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with JackieFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - The time they spent together—lingering lunches and creative collaborations, nights out on the town and movie dates—brought a welcome lightness and comfort to their days, publicly, but their conversations often veered into more profound territory as they helped each other navigate the shifting waters of life lived, in the wake of great love and great loss.
An intimate, carly simon’s touched by the sun is a chronicle, in loving detail, and insightful portrait of the bond that grew between two iconic and starkly different American women, vulnerable, of the late friendship she and Jackie shared. The woman who would later edit several of Simon’s children’s books was 'just fun to be around.
Juliet pennington, The Boston Globe. Carly simon and jacqueline kennedy onassis made an unlikely pair—Carly, and an anchor; and Jackie, meticulous, a free and artistic spirit still reeling from her recent divorce, new love, searching for meaning, one of the most celebrated, unknowable women in American history.
Nonetheless, over the next decade their lives merged in inextricable and complex ways, and they forged a connection deeper than either could ever have foreseen. The instant new york times bestseller | named one of the ten best books of 2019 by People magazineA chance encounter at a summer party on Martha’s Vineyard blossomed into an improbable but enduring friendship.
Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie #ad - It is a meditation on the ways someone can unexpectedly enter our lives and change its course, as well as a celebration of kinship in all its many forms. In touched by the sun, playful side of jackie that most people never saw — sneaking a smoke during intermission at the opera, Simon reveals an easy-going, frolicking in the ocean off the Vineyard .
Lucky JimCleis Press #ad - Lucky jim is the memoir of writer jim hart, overcame obsessive dependencies, created a love that was both so right and so wrong, the story of how he survived a violent childhood home, and finally found the strength to be his true self. Jim is a master at building relationships. But after more than twenty years sober, his recovery friends, one slip-up triggered an active addiction that threatened his relationships with his then-wife, singer-songwriter Carly Simon, his severely disabled son, and even with himself as he began to confront his sexuality.
With profound clarity and thoughtful language, and above all, Jim weaves together the beautiful and all-too-often heartbreaking events of his life into an inspiring tale of bravery, healing, love. Charming, and a great listener, his success in life and business was based on his ability to connect with others, funny, from people recovering in 12-step groups in Upstate New York to those living in the rarified air of Martha’s Vineyard.
Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a GenerationAtria Books #ad - Girls like us is an epic treatment of midcentury women who dared to break tradition and become what none had been before them—confessors in song, rock superstars, and adventurers of heart and soul. Sheila weller captures the character of each woman and gives a balanced portrayal enriched by a wealth of new information.
Filled with the voices of many dozens of these women's intimates, who are speaking in these pages for the first time, this alternating biography reads like a novel—except it’s all true, and the heroines are famous and beloved. A groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America’s most important musical artists—Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon—charts their lives as women at a magical moment in time.
Carole king, joni mitchell, and Carly Simon remain among the most enduring and important women in popular music. Carole king is the product of outer-borough, middle-class New York City; Joni Mitchell is a granddaughter of Canadian farmers; and Carly Simon is a child of the Manhattan intellectual upper crust.
Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a Generation #ad - Each woman is distinct. They collectively represent, in their lives and their songs, a great swath of American girls who came of age in the late 1960s. Their stories trace the arc of the now mythic sixties generation—female version—but in a bracingly specific and deeply recalled way, far from cliché.
The history of the women of that generation has never been written—until now, through their resonant lives and emblematic songs.
Long Ago and Far Away: James Taylor - His Life and Music: Long Ago and Far Away - His Life and MusicOmnibus Press #ad - In this major biography, the late Timothy White explores the myths and reality behind the personal journey of legendary singer. White examines the roots of Taylor's anguish, and his recurring problems with heroin and alcohol. There is an epic family history, an exploration of the stories behind Fire And Rain, and a frank account of the artist's time spent at Apple Records and Warner Brothers.
. There is also an epilogue concerning the memorial concerts arranged by Taylor for the late author White, as well as an extensive discography and bibliography. With contributions from paul mccartney, sting, the Taylor family and many other key figures, Carly Simon, this edition is destined to become the definitive biography of the troubled hero.
Long Ago and Far Away: James Taylor - His Life and Music: Long Ago and Far Away - His Life and Music #ad - From the beatles' patronage of his 1968 debut album to his Grammy awards for Hourglass, James Taylor has remained a universally acclaimed songwriter of effortless eloquence and power.
... And What Do You Do?: What The Royal Family Don't Want You To KnowBiteback Publishing #ad - But they have also become a byword for arrogance, entitlement, hypocrisy and indifference to the gigantic amount of public money wasted by them. The monarchy itself is an important part of our constitution with considerable influence on the kind of nation we are. Baker also considers the wider role the royals play in society, and the constitutional position of the monarch, including the link with House of Lords reform, which is important given Prince Charles’s present and intended approach.
What makes this book so unusual is that Baker is himself a member of the Privy Council, the body that officially advises the monarch. Its members have become celebrities, like upmarket versions of film stars and footballers. The royal family is the original Coronation Street – a long-running soap opera with the occasional real coronation thrown in.
By turns irreverent and uncompromising, … And What Do You Do? asks important questions about the future of the world’s most famous royal family. Instead, we are fed a constant diet of sickeningly obsequious coverage which reports their activities with breathless and uncritical awe. In this book, former government minister Norman Baker argues that the British public deserves better than this puerile diet.
... And What Do You Do?: What The Royal Family Don't Want You To Know #ad - And what do you do? is a hard-hitting analysis of the royal family, exposing its extravagant use of public money and the highly dubious behaviour of some among its ranks, whilst being critical of the knee-jerk sycophancy shown by the press and politicians. Yet you will struggle to find much in the way of proper journalism that examines the monarchy in the way that their position and influence merit.
The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, and the New Generation - A Legacy of Tragedy and TriumphSt. Martin's Press #ad - John kennedy, Jr. S life in the public eye is explored, following the Kennedy scion as he faced the challenges posed by marrying his great love, Carolyn Bessette. Randy taraborrelli comes The Kennedy Heirs, his most revealing Kennedy book yet. A unique burden was inherited by the children of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his celebrated siblings, Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy.
From new york Times bestselling author J. At the center of it all is the family’s indomitable matriarch, Ethel Kennedy—a formidable presence with her maddening eccentricities and inspiring courage. Based on hundreds of exclusive first-hand interviews and cultivated over twenty years of research—including numerous Oral Histories from the JFK Library and the Edward M.
Kennedy institute—the Kennedy Heirs is an epic drama of ambition, scandal, pride and power. Randy taraborrelli draws back the curtain on the next generation of America’s most famous family. And patrick kennedy; the unexpected way pop star taylor Swift helped Conor Kennedy heal after the death of his mother, Bobby’s wife Mary; and Congressman Joe Kennedy III’s rise to prominence.
The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, and the New Generation - A Legacy of Tragedy and Triumph #ad - . John’s sister, caroline kennedy, and an unexpected bond with her mother-in-law, had her own complicated relationships, including a marriage to Ed Schlossberg that surprised her mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Mae Schlossberg. Additional stories, vicki, many shared here for the first time, illuminate the rest of the Kennedy dynasty: Kara Kennedy, Ted’s daughter, and her valiant battle against lung cancer; how Ted’s wife, introduced a new era of feminism to the Kennedy family; the lifelong struggles with addiction faced by Bobby Kennedy Jr.
Free, Melania: The Unauthorized BiographyFlatiron Books #ad - The first behind-the-scenes look at the life of the most enigmatic First Lady in U. S. A reluctant pillar in a controversial presidential administration who speaks five languages and runs the East Wing like none of her predecessors ever could—underestimate her at your own peril as a former government official did and was summarily fired.
And we get a behind-the-scenes look at her often eyebrow-raising relationship with Donald Trump, from their beginnings to becoming the most unusual First Family in modern history. Looking at melania in the pantheon of historic First Ladies, Kate Bennett shows just how different Melania Trump is and why she matters.
Free, Melania: The Unauthorized Biography #ad - . Bennett, an expert on first Ladies, has unparalleled access to Melania’s very small and loyal inner circle. HistoryMelania Trump is an enigma. As she shows in this page-turning book, the seemingly most reluctant First Lady is, in many ways, the most compelling and complex First Lady, ever. Regardless of your political leanings, she is fascinating—a First Lady who, in many ways, is the most modern and groundbreaking in recent history.
We see the trump family dynamics that Melania has had to navigate, including her strained relationship with Ivanka. A former model whose beauty in person leaves people breathless, a woman whose upbringing in a communist country spurred a relentless drive for stability, both for herself and for her family.
We get a rare glimpse into what goes into her famous and sometimes infamous clothing choices including perhaps the real message behind Melania’s controversial jacket, Do U?”, “I Really Don’t Care, which she wore while visiting the U.
Inside Out: A MemoirHarper #ad - Inside out is a story of survival, success, and surrender—a wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman’s at once ordinary and iconic life. In this deeply candid and reflective memoir, demi pulls back the curtain and opens up about her career and personal life—laying bare her tumultuous relationship with her mother, her marriages, her struggles balancing stardom with raising a family, and her journey toward open heartedness.
Instant #1 new york times bestsellera best book of the year: the new yorker, the sunday times, the guardian, Good Morning America, The Daily Mail, She ReadsFamed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir. For decades, Demi Moore has been synonymous with celebrity.
Inside Out: A Memoir #ad - From iconic film roles to high-profile relationships, Moore has never been far from the spotlight—or the headlines. Even as demi was becoming the highest paid actress in Hollywood, however, she was always outrunning her past, just one step ahead of the doubts and insecurities that defined her childhood.
Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, body image issues, Demi battled addiction, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years—all while juggling a skyrocketing career and at times negative public perception. As her success grew, a good actress—and, Demi found herself questioning if she belonged in Hollywood, if she was a good mother, always, if she was simply good enough.
As much as her story is about adversity, it is also about tremendous resilience.
Come to the Edge: A MemoirSpiegel & Grau #ad - It was then that john confessed his long-standing crush on her, and they embarked on a five-year love affair. Glamorous and often in the public eye, but also passionate and deeply intimate, their relationship was transformative for both of them. A decade later, after they had both graduated from Brown University, Christina and John were cast in an off-Broadway play together.
Come to the Edge: A Memoir #ad - . New york times bestsellerthe love story of JFK Jr. And christina haag "Lyrically and precisely recaptures the frenetic energy of youthful love. Washington post when christina Haag was growing up on Manhattan's Upper East Side, John F. Kennedy, Jr. Was just one of the boys in her circle of prep school friends, a skinny kid who lived with his mother and sister on Fifth Avenue and who happened to have a Secret Service detail following him discreetly at all times.
Exquisitely written, a lost new york, and a young man with an enormous capacity for tenderness, and an adventurous spirit, Come to the Edge is an elegy to first love, who led his life with surprising and abundant grace.