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Girls Like Us Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation (Hardcover)

Author:  Sheila Weller
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0743491475
ISBN-13: 9780743491471
Sku: 205102093
Publish Date: 4/8/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.75L x 2T
Pages:  584
Age Range:  NA
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"Girls Like Us" is a groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America's most important musical artists--Carly Simon, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell--and offers an epic treatment of these mid-century women who dared to break tradition.
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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.
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.


"Weller...[is] interested in exploring how these three distinct yet dovetailing artists bucked the expectations that had been laid out for them by previous generations and blazed a new path for women to follow." - Stephanie Zacharek 04/27/2008

"[E]minently readable...." - Sean O'hagan 04/13/2008

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0584
Product attributePublisher:   Atria Books
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