I was fortunate to be able to review Carole King’s new autobio for The Seattle Times:
The title of Carole King’s autobiography is a good fit for the humble, glamour-free portrait she paints of her seven decades. It’s also a stroke of marketing genius.
“(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman” was the megahit King and her first husband and longtime collaborator Gerry Goffin wrote for Aretha Franklin in 1967 that’s been sung by countless rockers, rappers, divas and secret shower-
soloists. It is also likely the best-known track on King’s 1971 smash album “Tapestry,” which has sold upward of 25 million copies. Now those of us who wore out our record players listening to it are a publisher’s dream demographic: young enough to still have rock ‘n’ roll in our heads, old enough to pay full price for a hardcover book without feeling ripped off.
For the rest of the review, click here.