She was one of the biggest pop stars of the 1970s, and now Carly Simon is coming around again, this time with a heartfelt new memoir that chronicles her childhood traumas, turbulent marriage to musician James Taylor and her infamous, high-profile affairs.
“It’s a cathartic thing,” Carly, 70, said of writing the book. “I really wanted to figure out these demons that live inside me — do they really have a place?”
It’s the first time Carly — who rose to fame with hits like “Anticipation” and “You’re So Vain” — has revealed all the torrid details of her past.
Carly and James in January 1977. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
She decided to write Boys in the Trees when an unauthorized 2012 biography left her feeling “furious and violated,” an insider tells Closer.
That, along with turning 70, compelled Carly to tell her story, even though “some events felt too personal to share,” the insider adds. “I don’t know if you could say Carly repressed those memories, but she didn’t visit them in her mind often.”
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