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What's so great about this book? Well, it's Carole King's autobiography! She starts with her childhood, talks of her young marriage to Gerry Goffin and tells the painful truth about her other marriages. I loved the stories about her songwriting days, and where such hits as "Locomotion", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" and "Natural Woman" came from. I knew she started writing hits as a teen (though not just how young) but I never knew she was shy and reluctant to perform her own music until years later she was convinced to. Along the way, there are stories about James Taylor, John Lennon and Aretha Franklin to entertain. Recommended by Linda
Tapestry was the very first album I bought and I was looking forward to this. I found it disappointingly bland.
I felt like I was catching up with a friend I hadn't seen in a while. Yes, there are parts that maybe don't move so fast, but that's how life is. I applaud Carole's honesty in telling her story, even the parts that are hard to tell. She is an incredible talent and, at from what I got from the book, a a kind, compassionate, warm person who 'walks her talk'. She does seem to get up every morning with a smile on her face and shows the world all the love in her heart!
I loved this book from beginning to end. I was a flower child of the 60s and related to so much of what she wrote. Sans her personal story - I felt I was reading the story of my own life. It was a great trip down memory lane.
I would recommend it to anyone who lived through the 60s & 70s ... I think you would like it as much as I did!
I agree, it's a two star read with no energy or connection to the incredible life that is Carole King. I would pass this by.
While she's certainly lived through interesting times in the music world, as a biographer, she should stick to writing lyrics. The book has no energy, no real connection to the reader. It's flat. And that's too bad, because I'm sure she has a very interesting story to tell, and I've always loved her music. Disappointing.