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Publisher's Summary

Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager shares the remarkably frank and darkly funny story of her life in and out of the recording studio, from her fascinating (and sometimes calamitous) relationships to her collaborations with some of the greatest composers and musical artists of our time.
For five decades Carole Bayer Sager has been among the most admired and successful songwriters at work, responsible for her lyrical contributions to some of the most popular songs in the English language, including "Nobody Does It Better", "A Groovy Kind of Love", "Don't Cry Out Loud", and the theme from the movie Arthur, "The Best That You Can Do" (about getting lost between the moon and New York City).
She has collaborated with (and written for) a dizzying number of stars, including Peter Allen, Ray Charles, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Clint Eastwood, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Melissa Manchester, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Frank Sinatra, and Barbra Streisand.
Her relationship with composer Marvin Hamlisch was the basis of the long-running hit musical They're Playing Our Song, for which she wrote the lyrics. And her work with composer Burt Bacharach, to whom she was also married for 10 years, produced pop standards such as "On My Own" and "That's What Friends Are For" (inspired by her friendship with Elizabeth Taylor), which raised over $2 million for AIDS research.
But while her professional life was filled with success and fascinating people, her personal life was far more difficult and dramatic. In this memoir Carole Bayer Sager tells the surprisingly frank and darkly humorous story of a woman whose sometimes crippling fears and devastating relationships inspired many of the songs she would ultimately write.
They're Playing Our Song will fascinate anyone interested in the craft of songwriting and the joy of collaboration, but Carole Bayer Sager's memoir is also a deeply personal account of how love and heartbreak made her the woman - and the writer - she is.
©2016 Carole Daly Trust. All rights reserved. (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
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5 out of 5 stars
By Rose Hunter on 11-04-16

"Amazing Work" from a new fan

Where does They're Playing Our Song rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

#1

What did you like best about this story?

The history of her start, body of work, collaboration's , behind the scenes stories. appreciated her candidness.

Which scene was your favorite?

No one in particular, but her life with Burt Bacharach was juicy listening, also heartfelt.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

I have alway's been aware of Carole Bayer Sager, but did not realize the body of her work.There are song's of her's that I listen to today by various artist's that I did not realize she wrote.I was sad when the final chapter came to an end.I recommend this book to all women!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rosalind on 10-31-16

A Very Interesting and Well Told Memoir

At first i was not enthralled by Carole's own voice as she read her own words, however her story was so interesting, from a childhood filled with insecurity through to her adolescents and finally the self discovery of her unique talent.
She is a most gifted woman and has led a very interesting life. i have always loved her beautiful lyrics and overall i highly recommend this work of hers. i didnt want it to end.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. Pascale Chell on 11-06-16

yawn

some autobiographies catch one's attention immediately but this one is dull so fails to do this. And the voice drones on.
Sorry but I will be returning this one.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Fiona K on 04-12-18

Really interesting

An interesting story about songwriting, celebrity, body image, life and love. Enjoyed it. Life lessons and hard earned wisdom

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5 out of 5 stars
By Helen on 03-01-17

very interestin

I loved hearing about Carols life ...her lost loves and new loves....her music life is incredible

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