Carly Simon is best known for her music, but she has also been friends with some fairly famous people, including Jackie O. And in Simon's new memoir, Touched by the Sun, she shares what it was like to be dear friends with an American icon and former first lady--what they talked about, laughed and cried about, what they listened to, and who said what at what party. It's a genuine and heartfelt ode to their friendship, and the secondary characters are not bad either (Mike Nichols, Alec Baldwin, James Taylor, the Clintons to name drop a few).
We had the chance to ask Carly Simon about her favorite reads from 2019, so check out what she loved and why.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
I am fascinated by neuroscience and how it intersects with the science of the rest of the body.
Identity: A Novel by Milan Kundera
This book examines the complex way that we view ourselves and our identities and how they change according to who we are relating to. He's one of my all time favorite writers.
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited by Vladimir Nabakov
This is a book I delve into from time to time to load up on some of the grand insights into the human condition, especially Nabokov.
I’ve always known intuitively that trees communicate with each other and this seems like proof. In fact, I have two right outside my window that are talking so loud I can hardly hear myself.
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