"The year's most meticulous, elegant and satisfying rock book." (Ben Thompson Independent)
"Simmons' clear affection for her subject helps to illuminate Cohen's motivations and working methods and gives an intriguing insight into his singular mind." (Ian Critchley Sunday Times)
"Simmons approaches her subject intelligently, and without a trace of the hysteria that Cohen so often inspires. If you weren't familiar with Cohen, I'm Your Man would read like a beautifully plotted piece of fiction, with an extraordinary and bewitching character at its centre." (Fiona Sturgess Independent on Sunday)
"Simmons situates her subject well both in the Jewish tradition (if not a singer he would have made a fantastic Rabbi) and in his generation." (Richard Godwin Evening Standard)
'There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.'
From the Back Cover
'Meticulous, elegant and satisfying'
'Enthralling . the definitive volume on the guy right at the top of the tower of song'
The genius behind such classic songs as Suzanne, Bird on the Wire and Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a man of spirituality, emotion, and intelligence whose work has explored the definitive issues of human life - sex, religion, power, meaning and love.
In this biography Sylvie Simmons draws on Cohen's private archives and a wealth of interviews with many of his closest associates, colleagues, and other artists to share stories and details never before revealed.The result is a deeply insightful, well-rounded portrait of an artist, poet and writer whose reach, vision, and incredible talent has had a profound impact on multiple generations and who continues to create magic today.
'Simmons - a music journalist of impeccable pedigree - triumphantly rises to all challenges'
'An absorbing and well-rounded biography of the downbeat Canadian troubadour'
Sunday Telegraph--This text refers to the Paperback edition.