A Natural Woman

A Memoir

King, Carole, 1942-

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
A Natural Woman
This book is 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. It includes photos from her childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances over the years.

Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1455512613
Branch Call Number: B King K
Characteristics: vi, 488 p, [16] p. of plates. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: American Music Collection


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Feb 22, 2013
  • pokano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I love this woman! Her voice really shines through in this frank memoir.

Oct 10, 2012
  • mythoughts rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Tapestry was the very first album I bought and I was looking forward to this. I found it disappointingly bland.

Aug 14, 2012
  • Stella04 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I felt like I was catching up with a friend I hadn't seen in a while. Yes, there are parts that maybe don't move so fast, but that's how life is. I applaud Carole's honesty in telling her story, even the parts that are hard to tell. She is an incredible talent and, at from what I got from the book, a a kind, compassionate, warm person who 'walks her talk'. She does seem to get up every morning with a smile on her face and shows the world all the love in her heart!

Jun 22, 2012
  • gramercygal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved this book from beginning to end. I was a flower child of the 60s and related to so much of what she wrote. Sans her personal story - I felt I was reading the story of my own life. It was a great trip down memory lane.

I would recommend it to anyone who lived through the 60s & 70s ... I think you would like it as much as I did!

May 15, 2012

I agree, it's a two star read with no energy or connection to the incredible life that is Carole King. I would pass this by.

Apr 23, 2012
  • ownedbydoxies rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

While she's certainly lived through interesting times in the music world, as a biographer, she should stick to writing lyrics. The book has no energy, no real connection to the reader. It's flat. And that's too bad, because I'm sure she has a very interesting story to tell, and I've always loved her music. Disappointing.


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