Boys in the Trees

  • by Carly Simon
  • Narrated by Carly Simon
  • 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Simon's memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the cofounder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster; her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters, performing folk songs with her sister, Lucy, in Greenwich Village; to a meteoric solo career that would result in 13 top 40 hits, including the number-one song "You're So Vain". She was the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award, for her song "Let the River Run" from the movie Working Girl.
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.
Includes original music composed especially for the program by Carly Simon and Teese Gohl plus a previously unreleased bonus song from Carly Simon.


What the Critics Say

"Carly Simon exuberantly narrates her memoir, which reads like a history of rock and roll from the 1970s onward. Simon's warm and personal style sounds as if she's telling her story directly to each listener." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

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Quite simply the best audio book I have ever heard

This mixture of honesty ,intensely moving story, and music. The best I've ever heard & I have over 200 titles thanks Carly.Brilliant !
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One of the best I've ever read.

As a lifelong lover of Carly Simon's music, I was given this book as a gift. I expected to enjoy it- but I had no idea of the challenges which Carly had to endure and overcome. The book completely blew my away. It was beautifully crafted and provided insight to what must have been an extremely difficult life at times, although mixed with times of joy and happiness.
After finishing the paper copy, I bought the Audible version and it brought the book alive. It was wonderful to listen to Carly narrating it. I found myself listening to it as slowly as possible, rationing myself to a few chapters at a time, to avoid reaching the end too quickly.
I would recommend this book to everyone- as there is something to learn for any person in this fantastic book.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-11-2015
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio