Carly Simon, Carole King and Joni Mitchell remain among the most enduring and important women in popular music. Together they changed a decade and altered the lives of a generation. Carole King is the product of New York City's lower-middle-class; Joni Mitchell is a grand-daughter of farmers; and, Carly Simon is a child of the Manhattan intellectual upper-crust. They collectively represent, in their lives and their songs, every girl who came of age in the late 1960s, when - to paraphrase one of their songs - the earth moved. Their stories trace the arc of the now-mythic era known a 'the Sixties'."Girls Like Us" is an epic treatment of these three exceptional women who dared to break tradition and become what few had been before them - confessors in song, rock superstars, adventurers of heart and soul. Yet it is also an evocative and utterly engrossing portrait of this explosive period; a time of ferment and discord, of upheaval and radically changing values. Award-winning journalist and bestselling author, Sheila Weller presents a full and balanced portrayal of each woman, enriched by vivid anecdotes told by dozens of their intimates, many speaking for the first time. Meticulously researched and superbly written, "Girls Like Us" is as much a portrait of a political and social scene as it is a compelling biography of three much-loved musicians.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.