Read excerpts from the book and enjoy listening to the songs referenced in those pages from Sheila Weller's best-selling book Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the Journey of a Generation.
"This site is a live museum of what we all heard growing up in the baby boomer generation. It's a perfect companion to the book - I love it!" Sheila Weller
Girls Like Us is an epic treatment of midcentury women who dared to break tradition and become what none had been before them - confessors in song, rock superstars, and adventurers of heart and soul. Their stories trace the arc of the now mythic sixties generation - female version - but in a bracingly specific and deeply recalled way, far from cliche'. The history of the women of that generation has never been written - until now, through their resonant lives and emblematic songs.
This site hopes to provide further education into that transforming era by providing a musical accompaniment through the pages of Sheila Weller's (New York Times bestseller) biography of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the Journey of a Generation of women. (Get the book for full story - the portions used here are to provide an introduction to the music referenced in the pages of the book) ENJOY!
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Sheila Weller's new book "Girls Like Us" is a page-turner of the first order. Weller stretches ambitiously to create three overlapping biographies of these pop stars. She succeeds by sheer force of will and by inner-circle access that helps her to interview seemingly the friends, colleagues, and family members who knew them. Boston Globe
“Girls Like Us” is best read with its stars’ celestial hits as an accompanying soundtrack and with a new open-mindedness about these stories. New York Times