Sheila Weller

Sheila Weller is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning magazine journalist. She is the author of five previous books, most recently her 2003 family memoir, Dancing at Ciro's, which The Washington Post called "a substantial contribution to American social history." She is the senior contributing editor at Glamour, a contributor to Vanity Fair, and a former contributing editor of New York. To learn more, visit www.girlslikeusthebook.com.
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Women rock stars: Girls Like Us

Sheila Weller shares the intimate stories of Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon who dared to break tradition and become what none had been before them, confessors in song, rock superstars and adventurers of heart and soul.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Try to write with humanity, understanding but never judging

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Laura Nyro: "Timer," Joni Mitchell: "Both Sides Now" (as sung by Judy Collins), Carly Simon, "Like a River," Carole King, "Up on the Roof," Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, "It's All Right"

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. clearing woods and turning them into meadows or watching Law & Order on TV

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. poignant, suffused, iconic, vulnerable -- and lots of m-dashes -- -- -- --

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. I'm SO not a traveler, this question is wasted on provincial me.

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