The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Monday, January 25, 2016

In the Inner Sanctum of Sioux

         My teenage years were turbulent ones. In love with James Taylor, Cat Stevens and John Sebastian--along with two English teachers--I had trouble choosing which one was going to be the lucky one... the lucky one who would get my unfocused affection.

        Of course, Carly Simon and Cat Stevens got together (the song "Anticipation" was written about him) and then later married James Taylor, so I crossed them both off my list. (Their loss!) Carly Simon's childhood (her dad was the "Simon" in Simon and Shuster), her infamous battles with stage fright, her marriage and divorce--I loved her music and was fascinated by her life.

       This past Christmas, from my daughter, I got a copy of Simon's memoir. While my husband sat next to me, I opened the gift, squealed in delight, held the book up, and my daughter and I talked about the book for a couple of minutes.

        I've only just begun--to read it.

      This past week, my husband said he'd heard a book being talked about on chloroform delivered by radio waves NPR, and he ordered it for me. Guess what it was? 

      Yep. You got it. The Carly Simon book.

      Since I have an extra copy, my husband suggested I give it away on my blog... which is exactly what I'm going to do.

      So, leave a comment. If you include John Sebastian's address, or Mr. Miya's (my 7th grade English teacher), I'll put your name in the hat an extra 1,872 times. I'll draw a name at the end of the month.


Cat Stevens singing "My Lady D'Arbanville," a song
about the actress Patti D'Arbanville... I guess if 
I had not crossed him off my list, he might have
written a song about me... ;)