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

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Penguin, Jan 10, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
25 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. Her music has touched countless lives since her debut in the 1970s, yet her own life story has remained unpublished-until now. 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. More Room in a Broken Heart candidly covers everything her fans want to know, including:

  • Growing up with her father, publishing mogul Richard Simon
  • The Bob Dylan turning point that launched her career
  • The real story behind "You're So Vain"
  • Carly's severe stage fright (she's the only musical guest to pretape an SNL segment)
  • Romantic involvements with Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty, and Cat Stevens
  • How Carly and James Taylor went from being pop music's reigning couple to independent souls living at opposite ends of Massachusetts
  • 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 and her loyal fans, who know that nobody does it better than Carly Simon.

 

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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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