An audio / video companion to the book: Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the Journey of a Generation, by Sheila Weller.
This website was built to be a companion to the best-selling book:
While I was reading "Girls Like Us", I found so many references to music that I wished I could just press on the title of the song, and hear the music. Well, even e-readers haven't managed to do that (yet), so I built this site to be a kind of "Book App".
The author, Sheila Weller, was kind enough to allow me to use a little bit of the storyline to accompany each reference to the music, so that even if you haven't read the book, you might still understand a bit of the storyline - especially when Carole, Joni or Carly has written a song about something (or someone) specifically.
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!
Girls Like Us is filled with references to all the songs and music that influenced these three amazing women, as well as the music from fellow artists whose paths intertwinedwith them.
Note: Page numbers in each chapter refer to the page in book where the music is referenced. The text printed is a tiny portion of the story being told in Girls Like Us - get the book for all the details!
Another Note: This site is not officially affiliated with Ms. Weller or Atria Books, but we have acquired express permission to use portions of the text from the book Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the Journey of a Generation.