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The life that inspired Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway.

Carole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time. A NATURAL WOMAN chronicles King's extraordinary life, drawing readers into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful #1 album Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife and present-day activist. Deeply personal, King's long-awaited memoir offers readers a front-row seat to the woman behind the legend.

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

About the Author

Carole King had her first No. 1 hit in 1961, at age 18, with "Will You Love Me Tomorrow". Collaborating with former husband Gerry Goffin, the team went on to write more than two dozen chart-toppers, including "One Fine Day", "The Loco-Motion", "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", and "(You Me Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman." Her 1971 solo-album, Tapesty, won 4 Grammys, and earned her the record for longest time an album by a female artist has remained on the Billboard Charts (6 years), as well as the longest time holding the #1 position (15 consecutive weeks).

King, in addition to writing more than 100 top-selling songs has recorded 25 solo albums. In 2007 she and longtime collaborator James Taylor reunited and recorded Live at the Troubadour. Released in 2010 the album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and The Troubadour Reunion Tour became the second highest grossing Tour of that year. She has won numerous lifetime achievement honors and has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, "Hit Parade" Hall of Fame, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Carole King continues to entertain audiences the world over. She released her most recent album in December, 2011, Carole King: A Holiday Carole, to rave reviews.

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McGuffy Ann, December 22, 2012 (view all comments by McGuffy Ann)
This is a perfect title for the memoir of the iconic Carole King. Throughout the changing times of the Baby Boomer generation, she has always been able to remain true to herself. She is indeed an amazing, natural woman.

In her memoir, Carole tells us of her life from early roots throughout her musical career. From the beginning, her songs have been performed by a variety of musical artists. Her “Tapestry” album was released in February 1971, and remained on the charts for an unprecedented six years.

Carole also recalls her times from her personal life. She shares her childhood and early life. Carole also writes about her marriage to Gerry Goffin, who co-wrote numerous musical hits with her. She discusses in depth her achievements, accomplishments, awards, as well as her involvement in activism. She shares stories of motherhood, as the mother of four. Her memoir is truly an amazing tapestry of her life.

Photographs, many personal, behind the scenes, complete the portrait of this beautifully, natural woman. She is an amazing, gifted songwriter, musician, and singer. She is also a very down to earth, natural woman whom I admire and respect.
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King, Carole
Grand Central Publishing
Music - General
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Composers & Musicians
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