Girls Like Us
Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon---and the Journey of a Generation
Publication Date: April 2008
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Girls Like Us is an epic treatment of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Carly Simon, 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 is the senior contributing editor at Glamour, writes on social history for Vanity Fair, was a contributing editor at New York, and has written for Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, Redbook, Ms., and the New York Times Book Review. She is also the author of six books-two of which are New York Times bestsellers: Dancing at Ciro's, a family memoir, and Marrying the Hangman, which is about the 1987 New York murder of Harpers assistant and fiction writer Diane Whitmore Pikul. Her 1995 account of the marriage of O. J. and Nicole Brown Simpson, Raging Heart, gave the case a major prosecution witness, was entered into the trial, and was at the top of the national news upon its publication. And her lauded Saint of Circumstance revealed five additional victims of "preppy rapist" Alex Kelly. For her magazine work, Weller is the winner of six New York Newswomen's Club Front Page Awards. She also won a 2006 Exceptional Merit in Media Award from the National Women's Political Caucus and a third place award from the National Association of Black Journalists for her reporting in Mississippi, for Glamour, on the fortieth anniversary of the Schwerner-Chaney-Goodman murders. Susan Ericksen is an actress who performs on stage and television. An Audie Award and AudioFile Earphones Award winner, Susan has recorded many audiobooks, including Naked in Death by J. D. Robb and Savannah Blue by Mary Kay Andrews.
"There were five books by my bedside when Girls Like Us arrived, but this was the book I had to keep reading." ---Sara Davidson, bestselling author of Leap!