They’re Playing Our Song: A Memoir

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Carole Bayer Sager’s memoir is an entertaining but somewhat bewildering work. It’s interesting to read about how her songs were written, but it’s strange that this successful artist paints herself as a person unnaturally afraid of almost everything, from flying to performing. And name-dropping makes up a substantial amount of the book’s content. It might have been easier for Sager to have listed the famous people she has not run across in her existence.

In addition, Sager – a small woman – spends an inordinate amount of time addressing her lifelong body image issues, and she’s less than prudent in revealing her sexual encounters with famous men. It’s not titillating, it’s boring.

Where They’re Playing Our Song succeeds is in establishing the case for Sager as an extremely talented songwriter. The book was the impetus for this reviewer to listen to her songs as originally performed and/or as covered by many talented recording artists. It’s a shame that the book does not include a CD sampler of her charming tunes.

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Star Count 2.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publish Date 2016-Oct-18
ISBN 9781501153266 Buy this Book
Issue July 2017
Category Biographies & Memoirs


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