Cohen's life is one of singular mystique. At age 78, he is considered, by women and men of all ages and backgrounds, one of the sexiest, classiest, coolest, and most enigmatic figures in the public eye.This major indepth biography is the book Cohen fans have been waiting for. Acclaimed writer/journalist Sylvie Simmons interviewed more than 100 people frim Cohen's life and work, including his main muses; the women in his life -- from Suzanne and Marianne to Rebecca de Mornay and Anjani Thomas; artists such as Rufus Wainright, Nick Cave, David Crosby, Judy Collins and Phillip Glass; his record producers, his closest friends, from childhood to adulthood; and many of the spiritual figures who have influenced his life.
Thoroughly researched and thoughtful, penetrating and lively, revealing of stories and facts never before read about, I'm Your Man offers new perspectives on Cohen and his life. It was one of the most talked-about books of 2012, and will be for years to come.
SYLVIE SIMMONS is one of the best-known names in rock journalism. She has written for Q, Rolling Stone, Sounds, Kerrang!, Tracks, Blender, and Creem, among others. She writes for MOJO, in which she has a monthly American column and has had cover stories about Neil Young, Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys , AC/DC, and Johnny Cash. She also writes for British newspapers including Times, the Sunday Sport, and TheGuardian. In the US, she writes for the San Francisco Chronicle. Her website is www.sylviesimmons.com. The author lives in San Francisco.
Praise for I'm Your Man
• "I'm Your Man is the major, soul-searching biography that Leonard Cohen deserves." -- Janet Maslin, New York Times
• "The most comprehensive Cohen biography to date. . . . I'm Your Man will be the go-to text for the next few years as it has all the key stuff -- about the two Suzannes, life on the Greek island of Hydra, hanging with Irving Layton, freaking with Phil Spector during the 1977 recording of Death of a Ladies' Man, monking about with Sasaki Roshi on Mount Baldy, romancing Rebecca de Mornay, the triumph of Hallelujah. . . ." -- Globe and Mail
• "Impresses with its thoroughness. . . . Simmons' assiduous research easily earns her work the 'definitive' label." -- Toronto Star