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A Natural Woman | [Carole King]

A Natural Woman

Includes exclusive bonus material: - a specially composed piano track - original instrumental pieces - a capella performances throughout A memoir by the iconic singer-songwriter chronicling her story from her beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed musical talents, to her present day as a leading performer and activist.
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Read by Carole King

Includes exclusive bonus material: - a specially composed piano track - original instrumental pieces - a capella performances throughout A memoir by the iconic singer-songwriter chronicling her story from her beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed musical talents, to her present day as a leading performer and activist. From her marriage to Gerry Goffin, with whom she wrote dozens of songs that hit the charts, to her own achievements, notably with "Tapestry," which remained on the charts for more than six years, to her experiences as a mother, this memoir chronicles one of music's most successful and fascinating stars.

©2012 Eugenius, LLC (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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  • Phil
    1/24/15
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    "Wonderful and endearing"

    This comes across as an incredibly endearing story that is full of personal modesty. King brings you in really close to the events of her life - she is candid and trusting - and you feel so close to what she is saying. I swear it is like having her sat in a room with you and by the end of the journey - when the story ends - it is like you have met this incredible lady.

    She has boundless generosity of spirit, she has forgiveness for those that have been rude or have crossed her. A good example is John Lennon - a notoriously rude man with a self confessed problem with violence towards women particularly. Despite his latter day Sainthood, ever music biography I have read that mentioned Lennon talks about him as an arsehole, providing the anecdotes to back it up. Sure enough King will tell you about her experience of being abused verbally by him - and the crushing combination of disappointment and hurt that came with it. She continues in her story to tell about her later reconciliation and the excuses that Lennon produced for his behaviour.

    I loved this book. It seemed imbued with her humility and her joy. It doesn't shrink away from the tragedies or the controversies of her life.

    Her take on drugs - and particularly cannabis - is refreshing too.

    I really enjoyed this. I do recommend it.

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