An intimate, and insightful portrait of the bond that grew between two iconic and starkly different American women, vulnerable, Carly Simon’s Touched by the Sun is a chronicle, in loving detail, of the late friendship she and Jackie shared. The woman who would later edit several of Simon’s children’s books was 'just fun to be around.
Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie #ad - Juliet pennington, The Boston Globe. Nonetheless, over the next decade their lives merged in inextricable and complex ways, and they forged a connection deeper than either could ever have foreseen. Carly simon and jacqueline kennedy onassis made an unlikely pair—Carly, new love, and an anchor; and Jackie, one of the most celebrated, searching for meaning, a free and artistic spirit still reeling from her recent divorce, meticulous, unknowable women in American history.
. It is a meditation on the ways someone can unexpectedly enter our lives and change its course, as well as a celebration of kinship in all its many forms. In touched by the sun, playful side of jackie that most people never saw — sneaking a smoke during intermission at the opera, Simon reveals an easy-going, frolicking in the ocean off the Vineyard .
The instant new york times bestseller | named one of the ten best books of 2019 by People magazineA chance encounter at a summer party on Martha’s Vineyard blossomed into an improbable but enduring friendship.
Boys in the Trees: A MemoirFlatiron Books #ad - The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart. 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.
Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant simon & schuster, to a meteoric solo career that would result in 13 top 40 hits, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, including the #1 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.
Boys in the Trees: A Memoir #ad - Carly simon's new york times bestselling memoir, Boys in the Trees, reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. 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.
Jackie's Newport: America's First Lady and the City by the SeaGlobe Pequot #ad - . Eleven years later, in what was deemed the "social event of the year", Hammersmith Farm held their wedding. If you lived it, this will bring a new perspective of all she endured. Jacqueline bouvier arrived in Newport at thirteen, following her mother's marriage to Hugh Auchincloss in 1942. Newport had become not only the summer White House, but an oasis as well.
Jackie's Newport: America's First Lady and the City by the Sea #ad - It served as the summer white house for 1000 days and just weeks before Jack's death, they had signed a lease to spend the summer of 1964 at Annandale Farm. At that same time lieutenant JG John F Kennedy was finishing up PT Boat training just across the bay. If not, you will learn why jackie remains six decades later, America's First Lady and what the City by the Sea meant to her.
In a wedding which rivaled the "astors" of bygone days, Jackie endured the bittersweet day which found her caught in the crossfire of bitterness between her mother and "Black Jack", the father she adored. Newport's "green fields. Summer winds.
More Room in a Broken Heart: The True Adventures of Carly SimonAvery #ad - Tapping private archives, and a forty-year friendship with the legend herself, family interviews, Stephen Davis at last captures Carly Simon's extraordinary journey from shy teenager to superstar. More room in a broken heart candidly covers everything her fans want to know, davis vividly takes readers back to some of the most powerful eras in american music history and delivers a tribute worthy of the artist and her loyal fans, Warren Beatty, including: Growing up with her father, and Cat Stevens How Carly and James Taylor went from being pop music's reigning couple to independent souls living at opposite ends of Massachusetts Surviving breast cancer Her recent financial and spiritual crises Along the way, publishing mogul Richard Simon The Bob Dylan turning point that launched her career The real story behind "You're So Vain" Carly's severe stage fright she's the only musical guest to pretape an SNL segment Romantic involvements with Mick Jagger, who know that nobody does it better than Carly Simon.
A love song to an american icon: the first full-length biography of Carly Simon, from an acclaimed music journalist who has known her for decades Carly Simon has won two Grammys and an Academy Award, and her albums have sold more than forty million copies. Her music has touched countless lives since her debut in the 1970s, yet her own life story has remained unpublished-until now.
Lucky JimCleis Press #ad - But after more than twenty years sober, one slip-up triggered an active addiction that threatened his relationships with his then-wife, singer-songwriter Carly Simon, his recovery friends, his severely disabled son, and even with himself as he began to confront his sexuality. Lucky jim is the memoir of writer jim hart, created a love that was both so right and so wrong, overcame obsessive dependencies, the story of how he survived a violent childhood home, and finally found the strength to be his true self.
Lucky Jim #ad - With profound clarity and thoughtful language, and above all, Jim weaves together the beautiful and all-too-often heartbreaking events of his life into an inspiring tale of bravery, healing, love. Charming, funny, his success in life and business was based on his ability to connect with others, and a great listener, from people recovering in 12-step groups in Upstate New York to those living in the rarified air of Martha’s Vineyard.
. Jim is a master at building relationships.
Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood YearsHachette Books #ad - Cowritten with her daughter, and told with andrews's trademark charm and candor, heartrending, Home Work takes us on a rare and intimate journey into an extraordinary life that is funny, Emma Walton Hamilton, and inspiring. The pair worked together in numerous films, including Victor/Victoria, the gender-bending comedy that garnered multiple Oscar nominations.
In home, the number one new york times international bestseller, Julie Andrews recounted her difficult childhood and her emergence as an acclaimed singer and performer on the stage. New york times bestsellerin this follow-up to her critically acclaimed memoir, Julie Andrews shares reflections on her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Home, and Victor/Victoria.
Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years #ad - . Not only does she discuss her work in now-classic films and her collaborations with giants of cinema and television, the end of her first marriage, dealing with the demands of unimaginable success, being a new mother, adopting two more children, embracing two stepchildren, she also unveils her personal story of adjusting to a new and often daunting world, and falling in love with the brilliant and mercurial Blake Edwards.
Andrews describes her years in the film industry -- from the incredible highs to the challenging lows. With this second memoir, home work: a memoir of my hollywood Years, Andrews picks up the story with her arrival in Hollywood and her phenomenal rise to fame in her earliest films--Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and LeeHarper #ad - As they grew up, jealousy, the two sisters developed an extremely close relationship threaded with rivalry, and competition. Radziwill, for whom i have great affection, because I have already done so during my lifetime, " read Jackie’s final testament. Both women had a keen eye for beauty—in fashion, painting, dance, music, design, sculpture, poetry—and both were talented artists.
Then jackie’s thirty-eight-page will was read. I have made no provision in this my Will for my sister, Lee B. Both loved the siren call of the atlantic, Jack Vernou Bouvier, early memories of swimming with the rakish father they adored, sharing sweet, at his East Hampton retreat. A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else—Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill—from the authors of Furious Love.
The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee #ad - When sixty-four-year-old jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment, her younger sister Lee wept inconsolably. But jackie was her father’s favorite, and Lee, her mother’s. Drawing on the authors’ candid interviews with Lee Radziwill, The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters explores their complicated relationship, placing them at the center of twentieth-century fashion, design, and style.
In life, jackie and Lee were alike in so many ways. One would grow to become the most iconic woman of her time, while the other lived in her shadow. Yet it was probably the most important relationship of their lives.
Me: Elton John Official AutobiographyHenry Holt and Co. #ad - All the while elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade. In me, elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. Elton john had arrived and the music world would never be the same again. His life has been full of drama, the lion king, freddie mercury, and george michael to setting up his aids foundation to conquering Broadway with Aida, from the early rejection of his work with song-writing partner Bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth; from friendships with John Lennon, and Billy Elliot the Musical.
This is a story that will stay with you by a living legend. By the age of twenty-three he was performing his first gig in America, a star-spangled T-shirt, facing an astonished audience in his bright yellow dungarees, and boots with wings. In a voice that is warm, humble, and open, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes.
Me: Elton John Official Autobiography #ad - Instant #1 new york times bestsellerin his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend. Christened reginald dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star.
Inside Out: A MemoirHarper #ad - In this deeply candid and reflective memoir, her struggles balancing stardom with raising a family, Demi pulls back the curtain and opens up about her career and personal life—laying bare her tumultuous relationship with her mother, her marriages, and her journey toward open heartedness. From iconic film roles to high-profile relationships, Moore has never been far from the spotlight—or the headlines.
Even as demi was becoming the highest paid actress in Hollywood, however, she was always outrunning her past, just one step ahead of the doubts and insecurities that defined her childhood. Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, Demi battled addiction, body image issues, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years—all while juggling a skyrocketing career and at times negative public perception.
Inside Out: A Memoir #ad - As her success grew, a good actress—and, if she was a good mother, always, Demi found herself questioning if she belonged in Hollywood, if she was simply good enough. As much as her story is about adversity, it is also about tremendous resilience. Instant #1 new york times bestsellera best book of the year: the new yorker, the daily mail, good morning America, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, She ReadsFamed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir.
For decades, Demi Moore has been synonymous with celebrity. Inside out is a story of survival, success, and surrender—a wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman’s at once ordinary and iconic life.
America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.Dutton #ad - Through the lens of their decades-long friendship and including exclusive interviews and details from previously classified documents, noted historian and New York Times bestselling author Steven M. Gillon examines John F. From a leading historian who was also a close friend, surprising, America’s Reluctant Prince is a deeply researched, personal, and revealing portrait of the Kennedy heir the world lost too soon.
In the end, gillon proves that john’s life was far more than another tragedy—rather, it’s the true key to understanding both the Kennedy legacy and how America’s first family continues to shape the world we live in today. Kennedy Jr. S life and legacy from before his birth to the day he died. Gillon covers the highs, and relationships that John never discussed publicly, the lows, viewpoints, and the surprising incidents, revealing the full story behind JFK Jr.
America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr. #ad - S complicated and rich life. A new york times bestseller*A major new biography of John F. Kennedy Jr.
Jackie's Girl: My Life with the Kennedy FamilyGallery Books #ad - Because kathy was always at Jackie’s side, Rose Kennedy deemed her “Jackie’s girl. And although kathy called jackie “madam, in many ways, ” she considered her employer more like a big sister who, mentored her on how to be a lady. New york times bestseller “mckeon's delightful memories have been tucked away for fifty years, and thankfully, she has brought them out to share the enchanting magic of Camelot with us all.
Kirkus reviews “celebrity watchers who covet an insider’s role will find McKeon’s frank yet benevolent memoir to be both a sobering reality check and an engaging foray into the ever-fascinating world of the Kennedy dynasty. Booklist an endearing coming-of-age memoir by a young woman who spent thirteen years as Jackie Kennedy’s personal assistant and occasional nanny—and the lessons about life and love she learned from the glamorous first lady.
In 1964, kathy mckeon was just nineteen and newly arrived from Ireland when she was hired as the personal assistant to former first lady Jackie Kennedy. The next thirteen years of her life were spent in Jackie’s service, during which Kathy not only played a crucial role in raising young Caroline and John Jr.
Jackie's Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family #ad - But also had a front-row seat to some of the twentieth century’s most significant events. Kathy was there during jackie and aristotle Onassis’s courtship and marriage and Robert Kennedy’s assassination, dutifully supporting Jackie and the children during these tumultuous times in history. A rare and engrossing look at the private life of one of the most famous women of the twentieth century, Jackie’s Girl is also a moving personal story of a young woman finding her identity and footing in a new country, along with the help of the most elegant woman in America.