Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation

Sheila Weller


A groundbreaking and impossible to resist biography of 3 of America’s most vital musical artists—Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon—charts their lives as ladies at a paranormal second in time.

Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon stay one of the such a lot enduring and significant ladies in well known song. each one lady is exact. Carole King is the made of outer-borough, middle-class manhattan urban; Joni Mitchell is a granddaughter of Canadian farmers; and Carly Simon is a toddler of the new york highbrow top crust. They jointly characterize, of their lives and their songs, a very good swath of yankee ladies who got here of age within the past due Nineteen Sixties. Their tales hint the arc of the now mythic sixties generation—female version—but in a bracingly particular and deeply recalled method, faraway from cliché. The heritage of the ladies of that new release hasn't ever been written—until now, via their resonant lives and emblematic songs.

Filled with the voices of many dozens of those women's intimates, who're talking in those pages for the 1st time, this alternating biography reads like a novel—except it’s all actual, and the heroines are well-known and cherished. Sheila Weller captures the nature of every lady and offers a balanced portrayal enriched by means of a wealth of recent information.

Girls Like Us is an epic remedy of midcentury ladies who dared to damage culture and turn into what none have been sooner than them—confessors in music, rock superstars, and adventurers of middle and soul.

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