I'm Glad I Did

I'm Glad I Did

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Mad Men meets Nashville in this debut mystery set in 1963, written by Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Cynthia Weil. "I loved everything about I m Glad I Did... Not just brava, Cynthia. Bravissima!!" Carole King, multi-Grammy winning singer-songwriter of Tapestry and author of the New York Times bestseller A Natural Woman New York City, summer of 1963: JJ Green is a born songwriter a major problem, since her family thinks the music business is a cesspool of lowlifes and hustlers. Defying them, she secretly takes an internship at the Brill Building, the epicenter of a new sound called rock and roll. When she finds a writing partner in Luke Silver, a boy with mesmerizing green eyes, JJ believes she is living her dream. They ll even be cutting their first demo with legendary singer Dulcie Brown. But soon JJ s dream is shattered by tragedy, and she must navigate a web of troubled pasts, hidden identities, and tangled secrets before it snares her, too."show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • Soho Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 161695356X
  • 9781616953560
  • 1,792,172

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Praise for" I'm Glad I Did " "I loved everything about "I'm Glad I Did."... Who better than Cynthia Weil to describe authentically what it's like to write a great lyric, and weaving in Brooks Arthur, Bob Dylan, Dick Charles and the Brill Building give the story atmosphere at their very mention. JJ is utterly lovable, believable, and multidimensional, with all the fashion awareness that I never had but Cynthia most certainly did. Not just brava, Cynthia. Bravissima!!" --Carole King, multi-Grammy winning singer-songwriter of "Tapestry," and author of the "New York Times" Bestseller "A Natural Woman" "Cynthia Weil delivers a pitch-perfect debut about defining yourself and following your dreams. "I'm Glad I Did" expertly blends music and romance with a mystery that crescendos into page-turning ending. Encore! Encore!" --Elizabeth Eulberg, author of "The Lonely Hearts Club ""Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Weil, songwriter of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," provides period detail about the fledgling rock-'n'-roll industry that adds verisimilitude to JJ and Luke's surprising journey of discovery. Mystery, romance and insider music-industry detail distinguish this intriguing 1960s coming-of-age story." --"Kirkus Reviews"show more

About Cynthia Weil

Cynthia Weil is a member of the Rock and Roll and Songwriters Halls of Fame, as well as the multi-Grammy-winning songwriter of classic songs like On Broadway, We Gotta Get Out of This Place, You ve Lost That Lovin Feeling (the most performed song of the 20th century), and Somewhere Out There, which was a double Grammy winner and an Oscar nominee. A New Yorker at heart, she has lived in Southern California for many years with her husband and writing partner, Barry Mann. Cynthia s and Barry s younger selves and their songs are featured in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway. I m Glad I Did is her first novel."show more
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