New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons

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Re: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons (Fall 2012

Postby tomsakic » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:58 pm

The original first post has been updated with all three editions covers, links and publication dates!

Only couple of weeks to go until the book will be out.

I myself would wait for the UK edition as I adore that 2008/10 tour photo and cannot stand that particular photo from 1978 photo session by David Boswell. Btw people are constantly using and stealing those photographs from Boswell's website at http://davidboswell.ca/index2_files/%20 ... index.html
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Re: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons (Fall 2012

Postby tomsakic » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:15 pm

http://www.hemispheresmagazine.com/2012 ... ahead-8/2/

IN HIS SECRET LIFE
At nearly 600 pages, the new Leonard Cohen bio I’m Your Man is practically a piece of gym equipment. We caught up with author Sylvie Simmons to learn what went into making her opus on Cohen, 77, the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter and erstwhile man of mystery.
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Re: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons (Fall 2012

Postby jarkko » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:36 pm

Interview with Sylvie Simmons now posted at www.leonardcohenfiles.com/sylvie-iv.html
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Re: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons (Fall 2012

Postby holydove » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:43 pm

Thank you so much for the interview, Jarkko - great questions, & fascinating answers! Only 10 more days till the book is out in the U.S. & now I'm even more excited than before - can't wait to drink it up!
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Re: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons (Fall 2012

Postby lightasabreeze » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:37 am

Sorry if this has already been stated
£11.40 hardback free delivery on Amazon UK - pre-order
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Re: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons (Fall 2012

Postby BEATRIZ SALLES » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:11 pm

Spanish version edited by Lumen first week next October.

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Re: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons (Fall 2012

Postby tinderella » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:39 pm

I had lately bought the Songs and Poems everyman book,so AMazon mailed me a 43% off offer on this new book. I ordered it today , the price was £11.41. They have the price at £20 sterling but maybe its a pre-book offer for everyone.
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Re: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons (Fall 2012

Postby lizzytysh » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:08 pm

I see I preordered the U.S. edition November 29, 2011. Now to find the U.K. and Canada editions, as they don't show up on Amazon. Guess I need to go directly to their publishers, as noted in the first posting of this thread. NOTE that Sylvie's publishers are the longtime in business and highly respected... no small potatoes ;-) 8) .
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Re: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons (Fall 2012

Postby Junk » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:17 pm

For Australian members:
Fishpond.com.au have this book available for pre-order at AU$24.16. (Hard cover, English edition, free shipping)
Hard to beat.
http://www.fishpond.com.au/Books/advanc ... %20simmons
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Re: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons (Fall 2012

Postby Paul Zagreb » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:18 pm

Big reduction, as noted above, on amazon.co.uk is for everyone. I ordered it and even with delivery to Croatia, cost is not much more than the normal price of 20 GBP

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Im-Your-Man-Leo ... 416&sr=1-1

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Re: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons (Fall 2012

Postby lizzytysh » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:27 pm

That's what I found to the U.S., too, Paul. The U.K. edition ends up approx. $30 USD including shipping. Found that there is a link to the U.K. Amazon in the first posting. The Canada one, however, is just to their own publisher, with no Amazon and no discounts. So, guess I'll stick with the U.S. and U.K. editions. I think the additional photos appeared in just the U.K. one. Because I PRE ordered the U.S. one a while back [at the same time as 3 other books], I got Free Shipping for this one, too.

What a reward for Sylvie's three years of painstaking, hard work [albeit with its certain pleasures] to be rewarded with words such as these, as found in U.S. Amazon's description:
I’m Your Man is the definitive account of that extraordinary life. Acclaimed music journalist Sylvie Simmons crafts a portrait of Cohen as nuanced as the man himself, drawing on a wealth of research that includes Cohen’s personal archives and more than a hundred exclusive interviews with those closest to Cohen—from his lovers, friends, monks, professors, rabbis and fellow musicians to his muses, including Rebecca De Mornay, Marianne Ihlen, Suzanne Elrod and Suzanne Verdal—and most important, with Cohen himself, whose presence infuses these pages.
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Can't wait for the words to dance off the page and into my eyes and heart, as I hold the book in my hands to read it. No Kindles for me, thank you :) .
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Re: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons (Fall 2012

Postby tomsakic » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:51 pm

Thanks, Paul - indeed it is. But the shipping is still the same as the book (9 pounds!!!) so I will restrain and buy the book in local store when it arrives. It is out of sane mind to pay for the delivery as for the book - Amazon UK really has ridiculous prices of delivery. I'd finish with the US version in the end, despite the awful front cover, as they have reasonable shipping (cheaper than UK although across the ocean).
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Re: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons (Fall 2012

Postby Paul Zagreb » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:01 pm

well, Tom, my logic was that in Croatia the book will cost at least 25 GBP ... it always happens like that!!! And will be available December (2014 I mean)!!!
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Re: New Leonard Cohen biography by Sylvie Simmons (Fall 2012

Postby LisaLCFan » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:50 pm

lizzytysh wrote:The Canada one, however, is just to their own publisher, with no Amazon and no discounts.
No, this is not the case. I'm not sure where you were looking, but this book is listed at both amazon.ca and chaptersindigo.ca for $21.95 pre-order discount price.

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