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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Boys in the Trees by Carly Simon. Boys in the Trees by Carly Simon. Don't miss it. Composer and Lyricist. Feminist Icon. Simon's memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L.
The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart.
Simon brilliantly captures moments of creative inspiration, the sparks of songs, and the stories behind writing "Anticipation" and "We Have No Secrets" among many others. Romantic entanglements with some of the most famous men of the day fueled her confessional lyrics, as well as the unraveling of her storybook marriage to James Taylor.
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See 1 question about Boys in the Trees…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Boys in the Trees. Nov 27, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: coffee-books-challengememoirbookclub. Way too much time is spent on the mundane, while unique and interesting stories i. Jackie Robinson teaching her to bat left-handed; Benny Goodman coming to dinner are covered with passing phrases.
Her story came most alive for me when she began writing about her first real foray into songwriting and performing as a solo artist. I loved reading about the inspiration behind her songs.
The short chapter on Warren Beatty is pure gold. Simon holds nothing back in this memoir. She candidly shares her struggles with depression, anxiety, stage fright, as well as the deep feelings of her heart. The chapters describing her life with James Taylor are laced with sadness now that we know how it all ends up. View all 43 comments. This time I was determined to start at the beginning and keep on, keeping on. It worked. I vividly remember thinking when I first heard her song, You're so vain, that it fit many of the young men who thought they were God's gifts to women.
She narrates her own story, and I enjoyed her husky voice. The reason I kept putting it aside is that the beginning, her younger years, seemed to go on and on. I've now decided to 3.
I've now decided to listen to some of the audio books I have bought and left languishing in my audio account, exactly where this was, patiently waiting.
I give her credit for her honesty, she recounts many of her encounters, sexual or not of many of the rich and famous, iincluding Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty.
Her life has certainly not been boring, nor easy. Her music career didn't get off the ground right away, but had several starts and stops, like me with this audio.
Still, where has the time gone, these icons of my youth, Carly now in her seventies. Well time definitely does not stop, and I ended up appreciating her story, and enjoyed her singing in parts.
View all 12 comments. It was pieced together based on her personal diaries with seemingly amazing accuracy, Lights In The Trees - It Hugs Back - The Record Room: First Four Singles (CD). Her stories are told from the Lights In The Trees - It Hugs Back - The Record Room: First Four Singles (CD), revealing intimate details and giving new meaning to her songs.
I also enjoyed her amusing anecdotes of some of the famous men she encountered in her life: Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, and Mick Jagger to name a few, but also the infamous Warren Beatty- a juicy story that was well worth the anticipation. And speaking of, what a great story behind that song! The whole demise of her marriage to James Taylor was just sad. I admire her for writing such an honest memoir with what must have taken a lot of courage. It made me sad when it ended, but it hit all the right notes.
View all 31 comments. Dec 01, Al rated it it was amazing. If you were a child of the Seventies, the music of Carly Simon was part of the soundtrack of your life.
And since she wrote or co-wrote most of her own music, her albums were barometers of her happiness or sadness, her ups and downs from adolescent struggles to adult loves. Fans read probably too much into the lyrics of her songs and those of her then husband James Taylor. It was the beginning of a beat to a bigger life.
The publicity for the book may have centered on the famous men Simon loved, but that misses out on the central theme of the book—that she has had a remarkable career while dealing with stuttering, anxiety and self-doubt all her life.
The confident image Simon projected through songs and publicity was far different from the woman struggling to raise two small children while her famous husband fought addiction.
In the meantime, enjoy this feast for fans of her music. Highly recommended. View 2 comments. Shelves: audible-or-audiobookbiography-memoir-essays. Based on a friends suggestion I tried the audio version which Carly narrates. Her voice and cadence is perfect for unveiling her personal tales, after all, nobody does it better than the author herself.
There are also layers of music in the background over particular sections. This was a really nice touch, though in some parts it was a bit too loud and competed with her soft spoken voice.
I downloaded the au 3. I downloaded the audiobook from Overdrive and the sound quality was lacking. I do not know if Carly is wholly responsible for this or if she had help, but it was well done. She is a celebrity's daughter, a celebrity's ex-wife, and a celebrity in her own right so there is a lot of name dropping throughout the pages. I enjoyed the second half much more. As promised from another friend, the chapter with Warren Beatty was just too good; I laughed out loud on my walk.
Later, it was very poignant listening to her lovely phrasing as she talked about the decline of her marriage to James Taylor, her depression and anxiety, the love for their children. Carly begins with her earliest childhood and takes us through the end of her times with James the first. What is not covered here is what came after; the twenty year marriage to James the second and its end after he came out as a gay man. View all 18 comments. Nov 17, Chrissie rated it it was ok Shelves: audibleartsusaphilo-psycholbioreadreturned.
I picked up this book because I enjoyed James Taylor's music back in the 60s and 70s. Carly Simon was married to James Taylor from to I also enjoyed Carly's singing. The one I remember best is of course You're So Vain. I thought this would be a trip down memory lane. It was that a bit, but it is much more of a look at Carly's own personal experiences - her stuttering, her parents' difficult marriage, the early death of her father who was the co-founder of the publishing house Simon an I picked up this book because I enjoyed James Taylor's music back in the 60s and 70s.
It was that a bit, but it is much more of a look at Carly's own personal experiences - her stuttering, her parents' difficult marriage, the early death of her father who was the co-founder of the publishing house Simon and Schuster and how she established herself in the music industry. It is also about her marriage to James Taylor. The last half of the book centers on their marriage.
You only get her thoughts. It is a very personal book. It is certainly not in any way a biography of James Taylor. The book ends with the end of their marriage, that is to say it covers half of her life.
She married a second time. Nothing of that is here. I found her childhood years the most interesting, the first half of the book being better than the second. I didn't understand that the main focus would be her personal philosophical musings on love and happiness or her battle to overcome stuttering, depression and her feelings of inadequacy.
There is information about how her songs came to be; how what happened in her life became this song or that. There are tidbits about many of the singers of those times; she was in the thick of it all.
Names are dropped right and left. Because she associated with them. Drugs and infidelity and love. For me, much read as gossip tidbits. Always you have to keep in mind that this is what she thought.
Parts were tedious; I would have preferred better editing. There is background music played throughout the entire audiobook. This was used to create an atmosphere rather than provide information. By the end I was terribly sick of it. The same snippets were used over and over, often as schmaltzy background music to a love scene. IF music is to be used throughout I certainly don't want it played while I am listening to the text. Instead I would have preferred that after a song is discussed that song could then have been played in its entirety or at least a large portion of it.
The book was OK, but nothing special. I did enjoy the narration by the author. I love her husky voice. This is quite an accomplishment for a woman who still today battles her stuttering.
I have listened to about half: I don't consider any of the information below to be a spoiler. Music is such a strong force in the lives of Carly Simon and her family.
Music is played throughout the entire audiobook. This is not really surprising if you take into account who she is. Through singing she found a means to fight her stuttering.
Who would have guessed! What you hear are not her "songs". Instead music is used as a means to create an atmosphere for the spoken words. It is a bit too loud sometimes, but it is an interesting approach and gives a special effect. It can get sentimental. Music can do that to you! At the beginning the music is too loud. This becomes less of a problem later. I am a bit neurotic about such. Then there is the content.
It is sort of a road down memory lane, but is also about her personal family and psychological problems. I personally would never consider it worthwhile to write a book about ME. Outstanding people's memoirs I do like, and this is kind of fun, but is there really a need for this book?!
I think it is more for her than for us. So far there is very little about James Taylor, which is one of the reasons I picked up the book. You must know he was her first husband. There is a lot about the string of all her boyfriends. Carly is now in her mids and is just beginning to make a name for herself without her older sister Lucy. There is a lot of name dropping.
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