Featuring a new and intimate chapter reflecting on Leonard's last days, this #1 international bestseller still holds its place as the leading biography of Leonard Cohen.
An icon as a writer and musical artist, Leonard Cohen has held fascination and allure for audiences worldwide for decades. He has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a man of spirituality, emotion, grace, and intelligence, whose work explores the definitive issues of human life--sex, religion, power, meaning, love.
I'm Your Man, the internationally acclaimed and definitive biography of this enigmatic, private, and unassuming man, delves into the many facets and layers of Cohen's life. Award-winning writer Sylvie Simmons draws on Cohen's private archives and a wealth of interviews with his closest associates, his lovers and other muses past and present, with well-known artists whose work he has inspired, and with Cohen himself. Providing depth and perspective not seen before in previous works on Cohen, I'm Your Man balances the creative and personal sides of this fascinating and charismatic figure, whose poetry, novels, and songs have had a profound impact on multiple generations.
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