Carole King, winner of four Grammy Awards and member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, could easily be considered one of the greatest voices of the baby-boomer generation.
Her memoir, A Natural Woman, traces six decades of the singer-songwriter’s life:
“King’s voice, clear and immediate throughout, turns introspective when reflecting on her years as a commuting earth mother, torn between family and career and silently enduring domestic abuse. As much as the simple life appealed to her nurturing side, once the kids were grown the sounds of the city slowly lured King from her rural exile. Chance encounters with Paul and Linda McCartney, John and Yoko Ono and musical soul mate James Taylor over the years all served to remind her that the true solace for any artist lies with the art itself. . . A Natural Woman reminds us why we learned every song by heart.”
TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the name of your favorite memoir by a musician or the name of the musician whose memoir you’d most like to read.
CONTEST DETAILS: Two winners will be chosen by random.org from among entries received by 5 pm CST on Friday, April 20. The winners will each receive a copy of A Natural Woman. Prize must be shipped to a North American address. Good luck!
ETA: Congratulations to our winners, Debbie and Debra! Debbie would love to read a memoir by James Taylor, and Debra enjoyed the memoirs of Steven Tyler, David Bowie and Grace Slick.
Thank you to all who entered! Contest is now closed.