I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen
The extraordinary life and creative process of one of the most important and influential songwriters and artists of the past fifty years.
Published to coincide with Leonard Cohen's exclusive show at London's The O2 on Friday 21 June 2013. This book contains exclusive material and interviews making it THE biography to buy on Leonard Cohen - singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist.
The genius behind such classic songs as Suzanne, Bird on the Wire and Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a man of spirituality, emotion, and intelligence whose work has explored the definitive issues of human life - sex, religion, power, meaning, love.
I'm Your Man explores the facets of Cohen's life. Sylvie Simmons draws on Cohen's private archives and a wealth of interviews with many of his closest associates, colleagues, and other artists whose work he has inspired.
Paperback$29.99 RRPISBN: 9780099549321Published: 03/05/2013Imprint: VintageExtent: 560 pagesStock Level: HIGHPlease note: This information is intended for booksellers only and does not reflect the number of copies currently available in stores. If you are not a bookseller and wish to purchase this book, please contact your local bookstore, or click on the buy now button to find a good retailer.
Hardback$49.99 RRPISBN: 9780224090636Published: 16/11/2012Imprint: Jonathan CapeExtent: 560 pagesStock Level: Temporarily out of StockPlease note: This information is intended for booksellers only and does not reflect the number of copies currently available in stores. If you are not a bookseller and wish to purchase this book, please contact your local bookstore, or click on the buy now button to find a good retailer.
eBookCHECK RETAILER PRICEISBN: 9781448161478Published: 01/11/2012Imprint: Vintage DigitalExtent: 560 pages
"Simmons’ clear affection for her subject helps to illuminate Cohen’s motivations and working methods and gives an intriguing insight into his singular mind" - Sunday Times
"Simmons loves language, hates cliché and takes her time... [she] recreates long-gone incidents with such vigour that you’d swear Simmons was there at the time, sitting in the corner and taking notes" - Guardian
"A well-rounded portrait of the poet-singer…his dry wit finds an echo in Simmons’s phrase-making" - Financial Times
"Simmons – a music journalist of impeccable pedigree – triumphantly rises to all challenges" - Spectator
"An authoritative biography" - Big Issue in the North
"A n excellent biography, easy to read and highly enjoyable. It is at times deeply revealing, as Simmons aims for the core of Leonard Cohen’s being, using various biographical details to sculpt the whole. It is highly recommended, both for those who are new to his work and long-term lovers, and more generally to fans of music biography" - Brendan Wright, Nudge
Sylvie Simmons is a renowned music journalist and award-winning writer. A Londoner, she moved to LA in the late seventies where she began writing about rock music for Sounds, Creem and Kerrang!, then Rolling Stone, the Guardian and MOJO. She is the author of fiction and non-fiction books, including the acclaimed Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful of Gitanes, Neil Young: Reflections in Broken Glass and the short story collection Too Weird for Ziggy. She currently lives in San Francisco, where she plays ukulele and still writes for MOJO. Her new book is I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen, the definitive biography, published by Jonathan Cape.