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A memoir by the iconic singer-songwriter chronicling her story from her beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed musical talents, to her present day as a leading performer and activist. From her marriage to Gerry Goffin, with whom she wrote dozens of songs that hit the charts, to her own achievements, notably with Tapestry, which remained on the charts for more than six years, to her experiences as a mother, this memoir chronicles one of music's most successful and fascinating stars.

The book will include dozens of photos from King's childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances over the years.

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"Weaving a tapestry of rich and royal hue, King's affecting memoir eases readers through her life, from the girlhood in Brooklyn where she was already jotting down lyrics and her teenage years that culminated musically with the hit 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow?'; through her tumultuous marriage and songwriting years with her first husband, Gerry Goffin; her moves back and forth between New York and California; her three marriages after Goffin; and her deep commitment to environmental issues bred by her living self-sufficiently with her family in the mountains of Idaho. She confronts the physical abuse she experienced at the hands of her third husband; her disbelief that she would let someone treat her that way, and her incredulousness at her own decision to remain in the relationship; and her eventual decision — with the help of an abuse support group — to leave him. King's passionate engagement with all kinds of music, and her musical genius (her Tapestry album remained on the charts for six years running, a distinction that eluded even the Beatles) flood through these reflections, and she recreates the excitement of working with producers such as Lou Adler, Jerry Wexler, and Ahmet Ertegun, musicians James Taylor, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, and Aretha Franklin, and songwriters Neil Sedaka, Cynthia Weil, and Barry Mann, among many others." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Psycheros6, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by Psycheros6)
In reading this memoir by the singer-songwriter Carole King, it guided me through my own history in embracing the "musical intelligence" of our times. Her formidable talents, the techniques in composing a song, partnerships & the overall evolution of the music industry are educational to the layman. With an exploding international touring career she retreats to nature to be & raise a family next to the land in Idaho,in which she is then thrust into environmental activism. She is a gutsy, modern woman-a Creatrix in her own right.The storytelling spins personal foibles plus heroic leaps of faith in her choices,interspersed with celebrity gigs the world over. Most importantly however,are the songs. Her lasting legacy.I feel the Earth Move under my feet....
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ISBN:
9781455512614
Author:
King, Carole
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Music - General
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Weaving a tapestry of rich and royal hue, King's affecting memoir eases readers through her life, from the girlhood in Brooklyn where she was already jotting down lyrics and her teenage years that culminated musically with the hit 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow?'; through her tumultuous marriage and songwriting years with her first husband, Gerry Goffin; her moves back and forth between New York and California; her three marriages after Goffin; and her deep commitment to environmental issues bred by her living self-sufficiently with her family in the mountains of Idaho. She confronts the physical abuse she experienced at the hands of her third husband; her disbelief that she would let someone treat her that way, and her incredulousness at her own decision to remain in the relationship; and her eventual decision — with the help of an abuse support group — to leave him. King's passionate engagement with all kinds of music, and her musical genius (her Tapestry album remained on the charts for six years running, a distinction that eluded even the Beatles) flood through these reflections, and she recreates the excitement of working with producers such as Lou Adler, Jerry Wexler, and Ahmet Ertegun, musicians James Taylor, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, and Aretha Franklin, and songwriters Neil Sedaka, Cynthia Weil, and Barry Mann, among many others." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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