A love song to an American icon: the first full-length biography of Carly Simon, from an acclaimed music journalist who has known her for decades Carly Simon has won two Grammys and an Academy Award, and her albums have sold more than forty million copies. She has touched countless lives and is considered an icon in 1970s music, yet her own life story has remained a mystery. Tapping private archives, family interviews, and a forty-year friendship with the legend herself, Stephen Davis at last captures Carly Simon's extraordinary journey from shy teenager to superstar, covering everything her fans want to know, including: The real story behind "You're So Vain"Romances with Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty, and Cat Stevens Surviving breast cancer Her recent financial and spiritual crises Along the way, Davis vividly takes readers back to some of the most powerful eras in American music history and delivers a tribute worthy of the artist. The updated paperback edition includes two brand-new photos, as well as a note to the reader and selected sources.
"[A] revealing page-turner of a biography." --More.com
"Stephen Davis reveals the fault lines in the life of an artist who, despite her popular success, has never received the critical respect accorded other singer-songwriters of her generation." - "Washington"" Post"
"Rendered out of love and respect for Simon and her legacy...Shines" - "Boston"" Globe"
"A sympathetic and breezy account of Carly Simon's life and (many) loves." - "Star Tribune"
"A revealing look at the singer's hit songs, famous friends (Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty), rocky marriage to James Taylor, and struggle to hold on to stardom in late middle age." - "O Magazine"
"Revelatory" -" PW"