Wednesday, December 2, 2015
BOYS IN THE TREES by Carly Simon Audio Edition
Surely among the most notable cultural icons of our day Carly Simon reveals the thoughts and experiences that have filled her life in this intimate, candid memoir. Much of what she has experienced is familiar to most of us - unrequited love, family strife, longing, happiness, betrayal, resilience, and she desribes all almost poetically.
First off, let's say what has been whispered about for years - yes, "You're So Vain" was written at least in part with Warren Beatty in mind.
Carly was the third daughter born to Richard Simon, cofounder of Simon & Schuster. She grew up in New York City, Connecticut and Martha's vineyard, always feeling inferior to her older sisters. Her father suffered from depression, as did Carly who refers to her problems as "the Beast."
Her musical career began in college where she recorded songs with her sister Lucy. Her adolescnce had been marred by her mother's infidelity, while her father's famous friends were a facade, albeit a glamorous one. While her career was still in its infancy Carly had liasons with famous names, such as the aforementioned Warren Beatty, Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson and Kris Kristofferson.
Her life was cetainly never dull - she describes an Atlantic crossing when on board ship was the first James Bond, Sean Connery. While her flirting was all for naught as many will recall one of her biggest hits was the movie theme "Nobody Does It Better."
Her apparently happy marriage with singer James Taylor resulted in two children but ended painfully due to Taylor's drugs.
Today Carly lives on the vineyard despite its many unhappy memories. This audiobook includes original music and a song from Carly, reminders of the joy her music has given millions.
Boys In the Trees is an honest, poetic, deeply personal memoir - don't miss it.