I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen

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Random House, Nov 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 576 pages
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WITH A NEW AFTERWORD BY THE AUTHOR

The definitive biography of the late Leonard Cohen - singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist.

The genius behind such classic songs as Suzanne, So Long, Marianne, Bird on the Wire and Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a man of spirituality, emotion, and intelligence whose work has explored the definitive issues of human life - sex, religion, power, meaning, love.

I'm Your Man explores the facets of Cohen's life. Renowned music journalist Sylvie Simmons draws on Cohen's private archives and a wealth of interviews with many of his closest associates, colleagues, and other artists whose work he has inspired.

Containing exclusive material and interviews, this is the biography to buy on Leonard Cohen.

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User Review  - bohemima - LibraryThing

Endless book that is mostly concerned with every tiny adjustment Cohen and others made to his music and poetry over the course of forty years, accompanied by breathless but shallow commentary on his ... Read full review

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User Review  - SigmundFraud - LibraryThing

I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons began real well. The earlier years of Leonard in Montreal were appealing. A rich Jew from the swanky neighbor who preferred the down and out ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Sylvie Simmons is a renowned music journalist and award-winning writer. A Londoner, she moved to LA in the late seventies where she began writing about rock music for Sounds, Creem and Kerrang!, then Rolling Stone, the Guardian and MOJO. She is the author of fiction and non-fiction books, including the acclaimed Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful of Gitanes, Neil Young: Reflections in Broken Glass and the short story collection Too Weird for Ziggy. She currently lives in San Francisco, where she plays ukulele and still writes for MOJO.

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