A Natural Woman
- Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date:
- 10 April 2012
- Biography: Arts & Entertainment
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This is a perfect title for the memoir of the iconic Carole King. Throughout the changing times of the Baby Boomer generation, she has always been able to remain true to herself. She is indeed an amazing, natural woman.In her memoir, Carole tells us of her life from early roots throughout her musical career. From the beginning, her songs have been performed by a variety of musical artists. Her “Tapestry” album was released in February 1971, and remained on the charts for an unprecedented six years.Carole also recalls her times from her personal life. She shares her childhood and early life. Carole also writes about her marriage to Gerry Goffin, who co-wrote numerous musical hits with her. She discusses in depth her achievements, accomplishments, awards, as well as her involvement in activism. She shares stories of motherhood, as the mother of four. Her memoir is truly an amazing tapestry of her life.Photographs, many personal, behind the scenes, complete the portrait of this beautifully, natural woman. She is an amazing, gifted songwriter, musician, and singer. She is also a very down to earth, natural woman whom I admire and respect.
Billed as a memoir, this book is more like a biography of everyone else in music that Carole King worked with, plus her ex-husbands and daughters. Relatively speaking, not nearly as much about her own stuff. It's straightforwardly chronological. There are some chapters that aren't about her or her family at all - just about people in music, or what was going on in the world. Not my idea of a memoir. And I didn't bother to finish it.
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