Boys in the Trees

By Carly Simon,

Book cover of Boys in the Trees: A Memoir

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#1 New York Times Bestseller A People Magazine Top Ten Book of the Year 'A sensational memoir ...brilliantly well written. Carly Simon is incapable of writing a boring sentence ...you can forgive anything for the unparalleled brilliance of her writing' - Lynn Barber, Sunday Times 'Hugely affecting memoir ...heartfelt and…

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This is a candid autobiography of an unlikely rock star. Relying on her early journals, Carly Simon conveys the details of her privileged childhood and storybook career as a singer/songwriter. Woven through her musical accomplishments are her relationships – primarily her marriage to James Taylor – but also with Warren Beatty, Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson, Cat Stephens, and Kris Kristofferson. 

From Liisa's list on the early lives of rock stars.

Carly Simon was an icon of the 70s pop and folk scene. She grew up in an atmosphere of wealth and privilege as the daughter of the half-owner of Simon & Shuster Publishing. Despite these advantages, she suffered from many of the same insecurities teenagers experience when their parents were not attentive and live weird lives themselves. They did, at least, support her choice of a music career.

Though she started singing as a sister act, she'd begun to establish herself as a songwriter and singer when she came back into contact with James Taylor. She'd met him earlier as…

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