A Natural Woman

A Natural Woman

A Memoir

Book - 2012
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Carole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time. A NATURAL WOMAN chronicles King's extraordinary life, drawing readers into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful #1 album Tapestry , and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife and present-day activist. Deeply personal, King's long-awaited memoir offers readers a front-row seat to the woman behind the legend.

The book will include dozens of photos from King's childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2012.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781455512614
Branch Call Number: 782.42166092 KING
Characteristics: vi, 488 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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litmv
Oct 04, 2017

A fascinating incite into the life of such a talented woman.

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joanfong
Jan 28, 2017

Very beautiful story of a talented musician

What's so great about this book? Well, it's Carole King's autobiography! She starts with her childhood, talks of her young marriage to Gerry Goffin and tells the painful truth about her other marriages. I loved the stories about her songwriting days, and where such hits as "Locomotion", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" and "Natural Woman" came from. I knew she started writing hits as a teen (though not just how young) but I never knew she was shy and reluctant to perform her own music until years later she was convinced to. Along the way, there are stories about James Taylor, John Lennon and Aretha Franklin to entertain. Recommended by Linda

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pokano
Feb 22, 2013

I love this woman! Her voice really shines through in this frank memoir.

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mythoughts
Oct 10, 2012

Tapestry was the very first album I bought and I was looking forward to this. I found it disappointingly bland.

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Stella04
Aug 14, 2012

I felt like I was catching up with a friend I hadn't seen in a while. Yes, there are parts that maybe don't move so fast, but that's how life is. I applaud Carole's honesty in telling her story, even the parts that are hard to tell. She is an incredible talent and, at from what I got from the book, a a kind, compassionate, warm person who 'walks her talk'. She does seem to get up every morning with a smile on her face and shows the world all the love in her heart!

gramercygal Jun 22, 2012

I loved this book from beginning to end. I was a flower child of the 60s and related to so much of what she wrote. Sans her personal story - I felt I was reading the story of my own life. It was a great trip down memory lane.

I would recommend it to anyone who lived through the 60s & 70s ... I think you would like it as much as I did!

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clayswid
May 15, 2012

I agree, it's a two star read with no energy or connection to the incredible life that is Carole King. I would pass this by.

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ownedbydoxies
Apr 23, 2012

While she's certainly lived through interesting times in the music world, as a biographer, she should stick to writing lyrics. The book has no energy, no real connection to the reader. It's flat. And that's too bad, because I'm sure she has a very interesting story to tell, and I've always loved her music. Disappointing.

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