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They're Playing Our Song - A Memoir

Carole Bayer Sager

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

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
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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

Language:

English

Length:

10h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

23:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

18:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

12:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

26:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:01


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

16:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:44


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:08


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

18:37


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

00:50