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Girls Like Us
Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a Generation | Sheila Weller
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A colorful and intimate portrait of three of the twentieth century's most important musical artists offers a female perspective on coming of age during the 1960s as viewed through the lives and careers of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon, capturing the three women's diverse backgrounds, their individual personalities, and their seminal contribution to modern music. 125,000 first printing.
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lynneamch
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But you gave away the things you loved
And one of them was me
I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and
#Youresovain

Fairhope French Quarter prepping for Mardi Gras. Lucky to find Woman 99 at Page & Palette #bookstore. Sat right down with "clouds in my coffee" at Latte Da. Phoebe probably feels she has been given away to Goldengrove asylum, perhaps more like taken away.
#MarchIntothe70s @Lizpixie @Cinfhen

lynneamch "A friend of yours revealed to me that you‘d loved me all the time / Kept it secret from your wives / You believed it was no crime . . ." Lyrics from a never recorded lost verse revealed in Rolling Stone interview https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/carly-simon-plays-lost-verse-from-... 6mo
Cinfhen In her memoir she admits to Warren Beatty only being one of the men whom this song is about. She did have quite a number of famous hookups 🙊and some not so famous ones too!! 6mo
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CarolynM
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A group biography of Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon, this should have been a really interesting insight into creative women in rapidly changing times. Instead it was so heavily populated by other people it became an often confusing jumble of the remembrances and observations of bystanders. #Overkill on the details about everybody else. #MarchIntoOz

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CarolynM
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Thanks for the tag @Joanne1

1. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon - and the Journey of a Generation
I'm about to start reading it for book group
2. Kate Atkinson
3. From the Famous Five I learned you can always get milk and eggs from any farmhouse you pass 😂😂😂
4. I tag @Shivi11 and @Cfbriggs1 apologies if you've already done this one

Joanne1 Love Kate Atkinson too. She's a fairly new discovery for me. 1y
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Carolineleavitt
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Love love this book!

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wonga
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OMG! I finally finished this book! not a pick since the writing style drove me nuts. I love all these women and enjoyed learning more about them, however i was disappointed as there were just too many details and tangents about people who knew other people and then their stories. I borrowed the audiobook and turned up the speed else I never would've made it through!

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wonga
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such a #slowread! i was getting bogged down and had to switch to something else for a while. I give it 3 "brain melts!" I love the subject but the writing takes all my concentration and focus to get through. Convoluted sentences that run on and too much detail about things that don't seem to matter. I'm over 200 pages, however, so I will persevere ? #readjanuary @RealLifeReading

BarbaraTheBibliophage I listened to it on audio and that helped. 😎 3y
wonga @BarbaraTheBibliophage that's a good idea! maybe if I read it while i'm listening i can get somewhere 😀 3y
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wonga
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Girls Like Us meets criteria for 4 categories in the #Litsyreadingchallenge2017 (girls in the title, set in the 70s, on TBR for over a year, and over 400 pages), so i will get to it this year for sure! #girlsinthetitle #readjanuary @RealLifeReading

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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This nonfiction book is all about these three musicians - Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon. It's as much a social history about the times (60s and 70s primarily) as it is about their musical talents and journeys. My husband is a huge Joni Mitchell fan, so I grabbed the audio book for him and ended up also enjoying it myself.

#augustphotochallenge
#booksandmusic
#feminist

Mayread Have you guys read the Zadie Smith essay on Joni Mitchell? It's great. 3y
katedensen @Skiles That sounds awesome!!! 3y
Mayread @katedfisher It is. I know many a person who hasn't "gotten" Mitchell until they read it. 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Skiles No! I must find it - thank you! 3y
intothehallofbooks This looks awesome!! 3y
SusanInTiburon Love all three of these artists! 3y
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bookoflastpages
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patchouli candle and Girls Like Us after work.

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MMFinck
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Yes

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bookoflastpages
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Rainy days are for reading. A little bit of a Carly Simon theme happening here.

Megabooks 💗Carly Simon! 3y
bookoflastpages @Ebooksandcooks Me too, I can't wait to read them 😊 3y
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