Girls Like Us

How could I resist a book about Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell?   Not only did I grow up listening to these three rock stars, their music influenced me.   I truly grew up on their songs because it was the time of my life when I started to explore my own musical tastes.  These three women are part of history.  The power of their music still shapes and will continue to shape musicians for generations to come.    The book, Girls Like Us–And the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller is worth the read. 

What I liked about the book is not only learning more about the lives of these three women but their part in the 60’s generation.  Each of these women were bold and uncompromising.  They marked their path under their terms.  Each were very different from their parents generation.  Free love, sexual awakening, individuality, single mothers, rock stars.  These woman broke traditions and enlightened an entire generation of women. 

On top of the interesting history of their individual lives and the songs they wrote, the albums they recorded, the musicians they collaborated with and the tours they went on, at the end of the day they are all incredibly naturally talented people.  Music lived in their bodies and still lives in their bodies today. 

Girls Like Us is page turner.  I just loved it.  The book was a wonderful journey down memory lane and of course I learned a few things on the journey.