>Lost in the 60s

>and the 70s I’ve been, listening to Julie Andrews marvelously read her new autobiography Home: A Memoir of My Early Years (Hyperion) and reading Sheila Weller’s Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon–and the Journey of a Generation. Forget the “You’re So Vain” gossip–did you know “Car on a Hill” was about Jackson Browne? And J. T.’s “You Can Close Your Eyes”? Joni.

But, really, it’s been like eating a whole plateful of madeleines. My baby-boomer cohort ( a word Weller uses way, way too often in an otherwise delicious book) will understand.

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Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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  1. TarBabyJim says:

    >Looks like a good book. I can’t help but wonder where Melanie is?
    Thanks,
    James Baldwin
    Spokane WA
    my site: LetHerIn.org

  2. Roger Sutton says:

    >No Melanie but something tells me these girls would have pushed her off her roller skates. Laura Nyro is mentioned often, each time referred to as intense and fat.

  3. TarBabyJim says:

    >Thats funny Roger. Now I know I have to buy this book. Is there any meantion of any of these girls getting mixed up with cults or strange religious things? Melanie has been into every religion or cult you could think of. I am dealing with this on my web site right now. Ever heard of Amma the hugging saint? Melanie has done got mixed up with her. LetHerIn dot org

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