I'm Your Man by Sylvie Simmons audiobook

I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen

By Sylvie Simmons
Read by Joshua Pollock

HarperAudio 9780061994982
18.55 Hours Unabridged
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The New York Times-bestselling, definitive biography of lengendary artist Leonard Cohen 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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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

One of the 2012 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books: Biographies

The New York Times-bestselling, definitive biography of lengendary artist Leonard Cohen

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A vibrant and enthusiastic chronicle…Carefully weaving the threads of all of his songs and albums through the patterns of his life, Simmons craftily explores the themes that regularly mark Cohen’s work: desire, regret, suffering, love, hope, and hamming it up.”  Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A must for anyone interested in one of the most influential songwriters of our time.” Booklist (starred review)
“A deep, enlightening book…Simmons, a music journalist and short-story writer, knows how to research and write and keep a critical distance from Cohen, who opens up some but uses his usual weapons, politeness and self-deprecation, to maintain an air of mystery.”
“This is the bio Cohen has long deserved, and it makes every prior Cohen book practically unnecessary.” Rolling Stone
“A new gold standard of Cohen bios.” Los Angeles Times
“A mesmerizing labor of love.” New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Sylvie Simmons

Author Bio: Sylvie Simmons

Sylvie Simmons is a London-born, San Francisco based music journalist, named as a “principal player” in Paul Gorman’s book on the history of the rock music press In Their Own Write. A widely regarded writer and rock historian, she is one of very few women to be included among the predominantly male rock elite. She is also the author of a number of books, including biography and cult fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 18.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English