A Natural Woman

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Little, Brown Book Group, Apr 10, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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A memoir by the iconic singer-songwriter chronicling her story from her beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed musical talents, to her present day as a leading performer and activist. From her marriage to Gerry Goffin, with whom she wrote dozens of songs that hit the charts, to her own achievements, notably with 'Tapestry', which remained on the charts for more than six years, to her experiences as a mother, this memoir chronicles one of music's most successful and fascinating stars.

The book includes dozens of photos from King's childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances over the years.

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Review: A Natural Woman: A Memoir

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After reading (and mostly enjoying) Girls Like Us, a friend recommended this book. Also an enjoyable read -- mostly because of the connection to the music. I found the songs running through my head as Ms. King narrated the details of her life at the time. Read full review

Review: A Natural Woman: A Memoir

User Review  - Sharon - Goodreads

After reading (and mostly enjoying) Girls Like Us, a friend recommended this book. Also an enjoyable read -- mostly because of the connection to the music. I found the songs running through my head as Ms. King narrated the details of her life at the time. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Carole King is a singer, songwriter, and pianist. King and her former husband Gerry Goffin wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists during the 1960s, many of which have become standards. As a singer, King's album 'Tapestry' topped the U.S. album chart for fifteen weeks, in 1971, and remained on the charts for more than six years.

She has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting. In 2009, Carole King was inducted into the 'Hit Parade' Hall of Fame. She holds the record for the longest time for an album by a female to remain on the charts and the longest time for an album by a female to hold the No.1 position, both for 'Tapestry'.

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