Extended Audio Sample

Download Boys in the Trees: A Memoir Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Boys in the Trees: A Memoir Audiobook, by Carly Simon Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carly Simon Narrator: Carly Simon Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2015 ISBN: 9781427271990
Regular Price: $26.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $18.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Simon’s memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the cofounder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, her musical debut as half of the Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, to a meteoric solo career that would result in thirteen top-40 hits, including the #1 song “You’re So Vain”. She was the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award, for her song “Let the River Run” from the movie Working Girl. The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart. Simon brilliantly captures moments of creative inspiration, the sparks of songs, and the stories behind writing “Anticipation” and “We Have No Secrets,” among many others. Romantic entanglements with some of the most famous men of the day fueled her confessional lyrics, as well as the unraveling of her storybook marriage to James Taylor. Includes original music composed especially for the program by Carly Simon and Teese Gohl, plus a previously unreleased bonus song from Carly Simon.

Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Intelligent and captivating…Don’t miss it.”


  • Occasionally (some might argue often) an audio comes along that is better than the print version—and this title definitely qualifies.--Starred Booklist Review
  • “Carly Simon could have gotten away with just the name-dropping. In her life, she’s crossed paths with an astonishing range of famous people, from Cat Stevens and Jimi Hendrix to Benny Goodman and Albert Einstein. So it’s a pleasant surprise that in her compelling new autobiography, Boys in the Trees, she lays out her naked emotions and insecurities, and that she proves to be a supple writer with a gift for descriptions.”

    Rolling Stone

  • “Carly Simon exuberantly narrates her memoir, which reads like a history of rock and roll from the 1970s onward. Simon’s warm and personal style sounds as if she’s telling her story directly to each listener. She confidingly begins with her privileged but troubled childhood—recounting her parents’ unhappy marriage, her molestation, her stutter and shyness, and more. Music—her own and others’—adds a magical energy. Her understated anecdotes of encounters with the biggest names in music keep her from sounding boastful. Most moving and interesting is her depiction of her marriage to James Taylor, where the book ends. Her pain over their divorce is still apparent. An upbeat sounding epilogue brings things to the present, but music lovers will want her to fill in the gaps of her fascinating life.”


  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for December 2015
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A People Magazine Best Book of 2015
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations