Girls Like Us

Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a Generation
Atria Books (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 8. April 2008
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  • 544 Seiten
978-1-4165-6477-5 (ISBN)

Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon remain among the most enduring and important women in popular music. Each woman is distinct. Carole King is the product of outer-borough, middle-class New York City; Joni Mitchell is a granddaughter of Canadian farmers; and Carly Simon is a child of the Manhattan intellectual upper crust. They collectively represent, in their lives and their songs, a great swath of American girls who came of age in the late 1960s. Their stories trace the arc of the now mythic sixties generation -- female version -- but in a bracingly specific and deeply recalled way, far from cliché. The history of the women of that generation has never been written -- until now, through their resonant lives and emblematic songs.

Filled with the voices of many dozens of these women's intimates, who are speaking in these pages for the first time, this alternating biography reads like a novel -- except it's all true, and the heroines are famous and beloved. Sheila Weller captures the character of each woman and gives a balanced portrayal enriched by a wealth of new information.

Girls Like Us is an epic treatment of midcentury women who dared to break tradition and become what none had been before them -- confessors in song, rock superstars, and adventurers of heart and soul.

  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
Simon + Schuster Inc.
8-pg insert
  • 1,18 MB
978-1-4165-6477-5 (9781416564775)
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Sheila Weller
  • Cover
  • Dedication
  • Part One: "We Can Only Look Behind From Where We Came"
  • Part Two: "I'm Home Again, In My Old Narrow Bed"
  • Chapter One: Carole
  • Chapter Two: Joni
  • Chapter Three: Carly
  • Part Three: "And The Sun Poured In Like Butterscotch"
  • Chapter Four: Carole: 1961-1964
  • Chapter Five: Joni: 1961-Early 1965
  • Chapter Six: Carly: 1961-Late 1965
  • Chapter Seven: Carole: 1964-Early 1969
  • Chapter Eight: Joni: March 1965-December 1967
  • Chapter Nine: Carly: 1965-1969
  • Part Four: "I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet"
  • Chapter Ten: Joni: Late 1967-Mid-1970
  • Chapter Eleven: Carole: 1969-1970 / Joni: 1970 / Carole And Joni: Early 1971-1972
  • Chapter Twelve: Carly: Mid-1970-Early 1973
  • Part Five: "We Just Come From Such Different Sets Of Circumstance"
  • Chapter Thirteen: Carole: 1972-1984
  • Chapter Fourteen: Joni: 1972-1982
  • Chapter Fifteen: Carly: Late 1973-Late 1987
  • Part Six: "In The River I Know I Will Find The Key"
  • Source Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Bibliography
  • Discography
  • Footnotes
  • Copyright

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