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Boys in the Trees

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Boys in the Trees

A Memoir

By Carly Simon

Flatiron Books, Hardcover, 9781250095893, 384pp.

Publication Date: November 24, 2015

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The Instant #1 "New York Times" Bestseller

A People Magazine Top Ten Book of the Year
"Intelligent and captivating. Don't miss it." - "People Magazine"

"One of the best celebrity memoirs of the year." -"The Hollywood Reporter"

Rock Star. Composer and Lyricist. Feminist Icon. Survivor.

Simon's memoir 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.



NPR
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015

The woman behind "You're So Vain" has stories for days about love and music. On the occasion of a new memoir, she joins NPR's Scott Simon to unfold a few of them. More at NPR.org

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