Girls Like Us (Reprint) (Paperback) by Sheila Weller

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More than just a biography of three of rock music's great female performers--Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--GIRLS LIKE US creates a vivid and thrilling look at this dynamic period of feminism, when women like King, Mitchell, and Simon took on new roles, found new ambitions, and developed new attitudes towards life. All three women came from dramatically different backgrounds--farmers, working class, New York elite--but as this page-turning book shows, all three grew up to become key figures in an amazing revolution.

A groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America's most important musical artists -- Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon -- charts their lives as women at a magical moment in time.

Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon remain among the most enduring and important women in popular music. Each woman is distinct. Carole King is the product of outer-borough, middle-class New York City; Joni Mitchell is a granddaughter of Canadian farmers; and Carly Simon is a child of the Manhattan intellectual upper crust. They collectively represent, in their lives and their songs, a great swath of American girls who came of age in the late 1960s. Their stories trace the arc of the now mythic sixties generation -- female version -- but in a bracingly specific and deeply recalled way, far from cliché. The history of the women of that generation has never been written -- until now, through their resonant lives and emblematic songs.

Filled with the voices of many dozens of these women's intimates, who are speaking in these pages for the first time, this alternating biography reads like a novel -- except it's all true, and the heroines are famous and beloved. Sheila Weller captures the character of each woman and gives a balanced portrayal enriched by a wealth of new information.

Girls Like Us is an epic treatment of midcentury women who dared to break tradition and become what none had been before them -- confessors in song, rock superstars, and adventurers of heart and soul.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 584
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Composers + Musicians, Women
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Washington Square Pr
Author: Sheila Weller
Language: English
Street Date: April 14, 2009
TCIN: 11321180
UPC: 9780743491488
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2577
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