Boys in the Trees
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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. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, to a meteoric solo career that would result in 13 top 40 hits, 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.
The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart. 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.
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Boys In Trees by Carly Simon
What a great book!!! I read the book in 3 days and could not get enough of it. There are more people who suffer from depression than you realize and it is OKAY. Carly and James are my favorite singer/poet of songs that I adore. Thank you, it is a must for people to read.
Boys in the Trees
Brilliantly written, poignant, a definite must read for even the slightest fan.
A special book full of delight
I just spent the holiday weekend curled up with this wonderful book! It's perfect! Delightful, interesting, poignant, intimate, beautifully written. I felt like I was lounging in a sunny Stanford White apartment in New York in the 1970s eavesdropping on music history. I highly recommend this book.
- Category: Biographies & Memoirs
- Published: Nov 24, 2015
- Publisher: Flatiron Books
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 304 Pages
- Language: English