They're Playing Our Song: A Memoir

They're Playing Our Song: A Memoir
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  • Published Date: 2016-10-18
  • Reading Level: General (US: Trade)
  • Book Type: Biography: The Arts

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Product Description (Source: BDB):

A frank personal account by the Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter traces the story of her life in and out of the recording studio, from her formative relationships to her collaborations with some of today's leading composers and music artists.

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Carole Bayer Sager is simply the finest. Having lived, loved and worked alongside gold standard major hitters like Marvin Hamlisch, Burt Bacharach, David Foster, and Peter Allen, she has had to be. Carole braids together lyrics the way Venus and Serena spin aces repeatedly, miraculously and this book is one of the best, most lasting songs she has ever written. --Carly Simon" "Carole gives us a front row seat on the piano bench as she knocks out hit after hit with Marvin Hamlisch and Burt Bacharach, sits down with Bob Dylan in his barn, Michael Jackson in his studio, and Elizabeth Taylor on her bed (no, they didn't churn out a hit, just a deep friendship). This is a funny, fast paced, heartfelt book by an accomplished and glamorous woman who openly shares her journey with us." --Candice Bergen "With more than 400 writing credits to her name, it's no surprise that Carole Bayer Sager's memoir, They're Playing Our Song, is as captivating, thoughtful and memorable as her lyrics." --Shelf Awareness "While sensitively chronicling her numerous ups and downs, the author is generous in her sharing of the anecdotes behind the music. The narrative is breezy and accessible, with writing that plays to the strengths of her crisp sense of humor, deep attachment to music, and resonant lust for life." --Kirkus Reviews "Her voice has an honest vulnerability that keeps you turning pages." --Buffalo News Before Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, there was They're Playing Our Song, Sager's musical based on her real-life relationship with composer Marvin Hamlisch. She recounts that story and much more in this honest, heartfelt, and often humorous memoir....Music lovers will enjoy getting to know the talent behind all those memorable songs." --Booklist "Many women struggling in a man's world will enjoy the author's stories about her early family life and the challenges she faced growing up." --Library Journal "I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is genuinely funny, and Carole's voice - bright, self-deprecating, but fearful and searching - comes through wonderfully well. The writing on Burt Bacharach is a highlight - really keenly observed - and the treatment of the depth of her despair over losing him is terrific." --Bette Midler "Carole Bayer Sager is simply the finest. Having lived, loved and worked alongside gold standard major hitters like Marvin Hamlisch, Burt Bacharach, David Foster, and Peter Allen, she has had to be. Carole braids together lyrics the way Venus and Serena spin aces - repeatedly, miraculously - and this book is one of the best, most lasting songs she has ever written." --Carly Simon "From the hit-prone Carole Bayer Sager comes this delightful and funny tell-all crammed with famous names and famous songs. Every few pages you'll say to yourself, 'I didn't realize she wrote that.'" --Steve Martin "Tenderly illustrates an insider's account of life behind the music....Sager's writing is comfortably conversational, and her stories are lovingly told." --Publisher's Weekly "This exceptionally candid memoir goes behind the scenes of her success to describe the fear and insecurity Sager says she's experienced throughout her life....Rarely, though, does Sager seem to be grinding an ax or even reveling in the Hollywood drama; the book always circles back to her thoughtful self-examination, and to how each of these characters and incidents affected her music." --Los Angeles Times "Engaging...hilarious and heartrending account...memoir as very good chick-lit." --Wall Street Journal "Reads like a candid conversation over a bottle of Mersault on a breezy Bel Air night." --Vanity Fair Her voice has an honest vulnerability that keeps you turning pages. Buffalo News" "Tenderly illustrates an insider s account of life behind the music....Sager s writing is comfortably conversational, and her stories are lovingly told. Publisher's Weekly" Engaging...hilarious and heartrending account...memoir as very good chick-lit. Wall Street Journal" While sensitively chronicling her numerous ups and downs, the author is generous in her sharing of the anecdotes behind the music. The narrative is breezy and accessible, with writing that plays to the strengths of her crisp sense of humor, deep attachment to music, and resonant lust for life. Kirkus Reviews" Carole gives us a front row seat on the piano bench as she knocks out hit after hit with Marvin Hamlisch and Burt Bacharach, sits down with Bob Dylan in his barn, Michael Jackson in his studio, and Elizabeth Taylor on her bed (no, they didn t churn out a hit, just a deep friendship). This is a funny, fast paced, heartfelt book by an accomplished and glamorous woman who openly shares her journey with us. Candice Bergen" I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is genuinely funny, and Carole s voice bright, self-deprecating, but fearful and searching comes through wonderfully well. The writing on Burt Bacharach is a highlight really keenly observed and the treatment of the depth of her despair over losing him is terrific. Bette Midler" From the hit-prone Carole Bayer Sager comes this delightful and funny tell-all crammed with famous names and famous songs. Every few pages you'll say to yourself, I didn't realize she wrote that. Steve Martin" Reads like a candid conversation over a bottle of Mersault on a breezy Bel Air night. Vanity Fair" "Her autobiography is a fair size, a fast read, and a thoroughly enthralling tale. Relatively non-performing songwriters tend not to live the kind of lives that attract too much media attention, but that's not to say they spend their whole time locked in a garret, leafing through the rhyming dictionary. Or, at least, Bayer Sager didn't." --Goldmine Magazine "Sager tenderly illustrates an insider s account of life behind the music....Sager s writing is comfortably conversational, and her stories are lovingly told." --Publishers Weekly"

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