BOYS IN THE TREES: A Memoir


BOYS IN THE TREES: A Memoir

CARLY SIMON    Book Number: 88581    Product format: Hardback

Rock star, poet, feminist icon, seductress, survivor, Carly Simon's life and career is one of the last great untold stories of popular music. Her lyrics, sung in that instantly recognisable husky, powerful voice, are deeply personal, yet resonate with millions. This long-awaited memoir reveals her thoughts and experiences, told with a poet's ear for language, exploring the universal themes of requited love, family strife, longing, joy, betrayal, heartache and resilience. The third daughter of Richard L. Simon, co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, Carly had a storied childhood that was a whirlwind of Manhattan dinner parties with the cultural élite, summers spent in Connecticut and on the beaches of Martha's Vineyard, and family times steeped in music and the arts. But this bright façade hid darker secrets of sexual impropriety, dubious business dealings and shifting allegiances that would eventually tear her family apart. Carly's respite was music, but performing was a double-edged sword - the limelight provided the attention she thought she needed to emerge from the shadow of her two glamorous older sisters, but it also triggered a terrible stutter and stage fright that would plague her all her life. From her musical debut of half of the Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister in Greenwich Village, to opening for Kris Kristofferson, Cat Stevens and other major stars, to a legendary solo career, Carly's was a wild rise matched by a passionate, turbulent personal life. Romantic entanglements with some of the most famous men of the day fuelled her confessional lyrics as did her storybook marriage and its public demise to fellow superstar James Taylor. A beautiful and moving examination of the spark of creative inspiration, 376pp, photos from her rarefied life.
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ISBN 9781472124012
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