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Carly Simon

Forfatter af Boys in the Trees: A Memoir

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Om forfatteren

Carly Simon is a singer-songwriter, the daughter of Richard L. Simon the co-founder of Simon and Schuster, and a New York Times bestselling author of Boys in the Trees. (Bowker Author Biography)
Image credit: Photo credit: Alan Light, 1989

Værker af Carly Simon

Boys in the Trees: A Memoir (2015) 447 eksemplarer, 20 anmeldelser
Amy the Dancing Bear (1989) 160 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Boy of the Bells (1990) 85 eksemplarer
The Best Of Carly Simon (1975) 81 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Midnight Farm (1997) 80 eksemplarer
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (2000) 65 eksemplarer
No Secrets (1972) 32 eksemplarer
Reflections: Carly Simon's Greatest Hits (2004) 28 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Carly Simon - Greatest Hits Live (1988) 28 eksemplarer
The Nighttime Chauffeur (1993) 22 eksemplarer
Coming Around Again (1987) 21 eksemplarer
The Fisherman's Song (1991) 18 eksemplarer
Into White (2006) 17 eksemplarer
Film Noir (1997) 14 eksemplarer
Moonlight Serenade[Sound Recording] (2005) 13 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
My Romance (1990) 13 eksemplarer
Letters Never Sent (1994) 11 eksemplarer
Anticipation (1971) 11 eksemplarer
Have You Seen Me Lately (1992) 10 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Hotcakes (1974) 10 eksemplarer
The Bedroom Tapes 8 eksemplarer
Carly Simon (1971) 7 eksemplarer
Boys in the trees {album} (1978) 7 eksemplarer
Spoiled Girl (1999) 6 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Piglet's Big Movie: Soundtrack (2003) 5 eksemplarer
Torch (2008) 5 eksemplarer
This Kind Of Love (2008) 5 eksemplarer
Clouds in My Coffee 1965-1995 (1995) 5 eksemplarer
Anthology (2002) 4 eksemplarer
You're So Vain 4 eksemplarer
Come Upstairs (1980) 4 eksemplarer
Nobody Does It Better (1977) 3 eksemplarer
Playing Possum (1990) 3 eksemplarer
Carly Simon Complete song book (1990) 2 eksemplarer
Collector's Edition 2 eksemplarer
Spy 2 eksemplarer
Album Advance 1 eksemplar
Why 1 eksemplar
Letters Never Sent {songbook} (1995) 1 eksemplar
Let The River Run 1 eksemplar
Romulus Hunt (1993) 1 eksemplar
Original Album Series (2012) 1 eksemplar
Another passenger {songbook} (1976) 1 eksemplar
Working Girl (2009) 1 eksemplar
(compilation) (1990) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Greatest Hits (1976) — Bidragyder — 183 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Working Girl [1988 film] (1988) — Komponist — 176 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Pooh's Heffalump Movie [2005 film] (2005) — Komponist — 131 eksemplarer
Piglet's Big Movie [2003 film] (2003) — Komponist — 108 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Sleepless in Seattle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) — Bidragyder — 69 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Baseball's Greatest Hit: The Story of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" BK/CD (2008) — Forord — 30 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Best of James Bond 50th Anniversary Collection (2012) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Spy Who Loved Me: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1998) — Performer — 8 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Bob's Burgers Music Album (2015) — Performer — 8 eksemplarer
Cakewalk (1998) — Original Music by — 6 eksemplarer

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The Best of Carly Simon / Carly Simon

That's the Way I've Always Heard It Would Be 4.0
The Right Thing to Do 4.0
Mockingbird 4.5
Legend in Your Own Time 4.0
Haven't Got Time for the Pain 4.0
You're So Vain 4.5
(We Have) No Secrets 3.5
Night Owl 3.0
Anticipation 4.0
Attitude Dancing 3.5

Overall: 4.00 (3.90)

***June 24, 2024***
 
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jntjesussaves | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jun 24, 2024 |
When I heard that Carly Simon had written a memoir, I waited with “Anticipation” until my copy came in at the library. The Hollywood Reporter called this book one of the best memoirs of the year, and People Magazine named this book one of the Top 10 books of 2015 (in any category), so I expected it would be an engaging read – after all, “That’s the Way I I’ve Always Heard it Should Be.” Unfortunately, this book didn’t quite live up to expectations.

Simon begins (and proceeds for far too many chapters) describing her childhood and teens as the youngest daughter of Simon & Shuster co-founder Richard Simon. Way too much time is spent on the mundane, while unique and interesting stories (i.e. Jackie Robinson teaching her to bat left-handed; Benny Goodman coming to dinner) are covered with passing phrases. These chapters jump back and forth in time and I couldn’t keep track of the chronology of events.

Her story came most alive for me when she began writing about her first real foray into songwriting and performing as a solo artist. This last 60% of the book is so much better than the beginning. I loved reading about the inspiration behind her songs. The (short) chapter on Warren Beatty is pure gold.

Simon holds nothing back in this memoir. She candidly shares her struggles with depression, anxiety, stage fright, as well as the deep feelings of her heart. The chapters describing her life with James Taylor are laced with sadness now that we know how it all ends up. It’s clear that she has and forevermore will love him deeply (they first met as children – I didn’t know that until reading this book).

If you’re a Carly fan, but you “Haven’t Got Time for the Pain”, skip the first 40% or so of the book and pick up right when she’s starting her singing career.
3.5 stars
… (mere)
 
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jj24 | 19 andre anmeldelser | May 27, 2024 |
This was a wild ride. Intimate childhood tales followed by lots of 1970s name dropping. I was surprised, though, that she published this at age 72 but the story ends in her late thirties. Surely something happened after divorce from James Taylor?
 
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LizzK | 19 andre anmeldelser | Dec 8, 2023 |
This review is about the Audible edition. After listening to almost 500 audio books and this is the first one I've ever quit. The reason is the playing music over the narration making it almost impossible to hear the words being spoken. The music would come and go at random times. Just when you start to think perhaps there will be no more music it comes back. Carly is a musician and I like her music. If they were to include music perhaps a short piece between each chapter.
 
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bmilla92 | 19 andre anmeldelser | Jun 15, 2023 |

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