Number of page: 576
Publisher: Harper Collins, 2012
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen is one of the most important and influential musical artists of the past fifty years—and one of the most elusive. In I’m Your Man, journalist Sylvie Simmons, one of the foremost chroniclers of the world of rock ’n’ roll and popular music, explores the extraordinary life and creative genius of Leonard Cohen.I’m Your Man is an intimate and insightful appreciation of the man responsible for “Suzanne,” “Bird on a Wire,” “Hallelujah,” and so many other unforgettable, oft-covered ballads and songs. Based on Simmons’s unparalleled access to Cohen—and written with her hallmark blend of intelligence, integrity, and style—I’m Your Man is the definitive biography of a major musical artist widely considered in a league with the great Bob Dylan.Readers of Life by Rolling Stone Keith Richards and Patti Smith’s phenomenal Just Kids will be riveted by this fascinating portrait of a singular musical icon.
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I’M YOUR MAN: The Life of Leonard Cohen An elegant, deeply researched life of the Canadian musician, poet and novelist.With the resurgence of his career in the last decade, Cohen has been the subject of several new books, but it’s hard to imagine a better one than that of veteran music journalist Simmons (Neil Young: Reflections in Broken Glass, 2001, etc.). Born into a wealthy family of Jewish clothiers in Montreal, Cohen became one of
LibraryThing Review An absorbing biography of a fascinating man.
LibraryThing Review I love Leonard Cohen’s music and his voice. Guess that goes without saying since I bought and read this book! Sylvie Simmons is clearly a fan, both of the music/poetry and of the man himself. She
LibraryThing Review Great stories; great writing. I liked Leonard more before I knew him.
LibraryThing Review I’ve always loved Leonard Cohen’s music, & I was looking forward to this book because it got such good reviews. I’m partway through & I don’t know if I’ll finish, because I find I do not like Leonard
LibraryThing Review I just loved this book. I love his music; saw him in a spectacular concert on his make back the money his manager stole from him tour; but didn’t know what a fascinating life he’s led. Very very well written and engrossing.
LibraryThing Review A very interesting book, telling the life of Leonard Cohen from birth to around 2011 or so, covering his career as a poet, a musican, as well as his personal and spiritual endeavours. It’s amazing
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