I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen

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The extraordinary life and creative process of one of the most important and influential songwriters and artists of the past fifty years.

 
I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen, Sylvie Simmons

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.

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  • Paperback
    $29.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780099549321
    Published: 03/05/2013
    Imprint: Vintage
    Extent: 560 pages
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    $37.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780224090643
    Published: 02/11/2012
    Imprint: Jonathan Cape
    Extent: 560 pages
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    $49.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780224090636
    Published: 16/11/2012
    Imprint: Jonathan Cape
    Extent: 560 pages
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    ISBN: 9781448161478
    Published: 01/11/2012
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"Cohen gets the music biography he truly deserves" - Mojo

"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

"The year’s most meticulous, elegant and satisfying rock book" - Independent

"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

"Magnificently detailed and affectionate" - Daily Telegraph

"Enthralling, meticulously researched…definitive volume on the guy right at the top of the tower of song" - Observer

"Simmons’ stunning biography leaves you wanting more: more on Cohen, more from Cohen an more music biographis as meticulously researched and engagingly written as this…there is no shortage of Cohen studies out there, now there’s no need for any more" - Record Collector

"An absorbing and well-rounded biography of the downbeat Canadian troubadour" - Sunday Telegraph

"Simmons – a music journalist of impeccable pedigree – triumphantly rises to all challenges" - Spectator

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Sylvie Simmons

Sylvie Simmons

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.