More Room in a Broken Heart: The True Adventures of Carly Simon (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 10, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
33 Reviews
A love song to an American icon: the first full-length biography of Carly Simon, from an acclaimed music journalist who has known her for decades

Carly Simon has won two Grammys and an Academy Award, and her albums have sold more than forty million copies. She has touched countless lives and is considered an icon in 1970s music, yet her own life story has remained a mystery. Tapping private archives, family interviews, and a forty-year friendship with the legend herself, Stephen Davis at last captures Carly Simon’s extraordinary journey from shy teenager to superstar, covering everything her fans want to know, including:

The real story behind “You’re So Vain” Romances with Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty, and Cat Stevens Surviving breast cancer Her recent financial and spiritual crises Along the way, Davis vividly takes readers back to some of the most powerful eras in American music history and delivers a tribute worthy of the artist. The updated paperback edition includes two brand-new photos, as well as a note to the reader and selected sources.


  

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Review: More Room in a Broken Heart: The True Adventures of Carly Simon

User Review  - Roo - Goodreads

I enjoyed the many references in this book to my old haunts on the East Coast - The Bitter End and The Village in NYC in the early 1970's. Although author Stephen Davis claims the book is approved by ... Read full review

Review: More Room in a Broken Heart: The True Adventures of Carly Simon

User Review  - Leah - Goodreads

I really love reading about the songwriters of this era. This book is fascinating if you love Carly Simon and know a little bit about her history, otherwise, I would say it's a long read if you're ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
LADY OF SPAIN
MRS SIMON AND SCHUSTER
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
IDYLLS OF STAMFORD
ALL SHOOK
HIGH SCHOOLMUSICAL
WINKIN BLINKINAND
CARLY AND THE VANDELLAS
THE FEMALE BOB DYLAN
INDIAN HILL PLAY WITH ME FEAR OF FLYING
A GIRL CALLEDELEKTRA ELECTRIC LADY
THE TROUBADOUR
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About the author (2012)

Rock journalist Stephen Davis is the author of five other music books, including the New York Times bestseller Walk This Way (coauthored with Aerosmith). He lives in Boston.

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