Carly Simon’s Memoir Coming November 24th

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 9.24.09 AMCarly Simon, perhaps most famous for the song You’re So Vain, is the daughter of one of the founders of Simon & Schuster.

She finally makes a foray into the family business (although not with the family company), with her first book, a memoir entitled Boys in the Trees (Macmillan/Flatiron; 9781250095893; Nov. 24). UPDATE: as one of our astute commenters notes, this is not Simon’s first time publishing. She has written children’s book.

While speculation is circling whether Simon will reveal the subject of her iconic song, neither the publisher nor the singer is saying right now.

Simon does share the scope of her book, however, in a widely quoted statement picked up by Entertainment Weekly, People, and the LA Times: “This book is my way of going back through my childhood, my music, my romances, my marriage … and trying to make sense of it all…I’ve been working on it for so long that it feels like my third child … but now it’s time to send that child out in the world.  It’s one of the most frightening — and exciting — things I’ve ever done.”

Boys in the Trees is due November 24th and joins other popular musician memoirs like Patti Smith’s Just Kids and Keith Richard’s Life. Smith’s new memoir, M Train (RH/Knopf; RH Audio) hits shelves on Oct 6th.

4 Responses to “Carly Simon’s Memoir Coming November 24th”

  1. Amy B. Says:

    Shouldn’t that be “You’re So Vain”?

    According to Wikipedia, Carly Simon is fond of giving out coy hints about the vain person’s identity. I can’t imagine that anyone really cares any more, however.

  2. Nora Rawlinson Says:

    Thanks for pointing out our typo — we’ve corrected it (but maybe whoever it refers to is now more “veiny” than “vain”).

    Here’s hoping Simon finally fesses up to who she was referring to, but we bet it’s an amalgam of many people.

  3. Kimberly Says:

    It reflects the sad state of our culture’s attitude toward aging, and particularly aging in women, to see that the two comments about Carly Simon’s memoir (presumably both from professional women, and obstensibly about a grammatical error) refer to 1) her irrelevance and 2) the likely physical flaws of anyone old enough to still have interest in her music.

  4. Susie S Says:

    I can’t wait for this read! I am a long time admirer of Carly Simon. Quick correction to note: It reads above “finally making a foray into the family business with her first book.” Carly has written some beautiful children’s books of the stories she told her children Ben and Sally Taylor. The illustrious editor of these books I believe was Jackie Onassis who convinced her to have them published. I loved them. Very sweet reads.