A Natural Woman: A Memoir

A Natural Woman: A Memoir

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The life that inspired Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway. Carole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time. A NATURAL WOMAN chronicles King's extraordinary life, drawing readers into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful #1 album Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife and present-day activist.… (more)

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King, now 70, has finally published a memoir. A Natural Woman is written with the same friendly, chatty, warm and open tone with which she stitched her album Tapestry.

The book borrows its title from the soul hit that Goffin and King wrote for Aretha Franklin, "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman."

In straightforward prose, King tells the story of Carol Klein, the daughter of Eastern European Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn. Her educated and artistically inclined mother and firefighting father gave her confidence in her early years. Things started to go wrong when her younger brother Richard was diagnosed as profoundly deaf and “severely retarded” in 1951 and placed in “a facility suitable for his needs”.

Book Details  

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (April 10, 2012)

Format: EPUB

File size: 5.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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