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I’m Your Man

Sylvie Simmons

 Sylvie-SimmonsBritish, ukulele-playing, award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction, Leonard Cohen’s biographer and the subject of BBC documentary ‘The Rock Chick.’

Sunday, May 18, 20 14 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Book Passage – 51 Tarnal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Donation: Members $5, Nonmembers $10

An award-winning author and renowned Rock journalist, since the late Seventies, Sylvie was born in London and lives in San Francisco.


Her books include Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful of Gitanes, which J.G Ballard named as a favorite; short story collection Too Weird for Ziggy; and I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen, The New York Times bestseller that NPR called the best biography of2012.

She also writes songs and performs with a ukulele. Leonard Cohen calls her “darling.”

“Writing about a living subject,” Sylvie Simmons says, means having “to immerse yourself in that person’s life to a degree that would probably get you locked up in any decent society.” It can also mean abandoning all hope of objectivity. But despite her simpatico feel for the life and work of her subject, Ms. Simmons’s “I’m Your Man” is the major, soul-searching biography that Leonard Cohen deserves.”NYTimes, September 2013.

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