Boys in the trees : a memoir

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New York : Flatiron Books, 2015.
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9781250095893 (hardcover), 1250095891 (hardcover)


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New York : Flatiron Books, 2015.
First edition.
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viii, 376 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9781250095893 (hardcover), 1250095891 (hardcover)


Simon's memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder 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 #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 a song composed, written, and performed entirely by a single artist: "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 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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Simon, C. (2015). Boys in the trees: a memoir (First edition.). Flatiron Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Simon, Carly. 2015. Boys in the Trees: A Memoir. Flatiron Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Simon, Carly. Boys in the Trees: A Memoir Flatiron Books, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Simon, Carly. Boys in the Trees: A Memoir First edition., Flatiron Books, 2015.

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