“I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen” (We Love This Book)

Leonard Cohen – poet, songwriter and novelist – is adored by his fans, and this new biography by music journalist and rock biographer Sylvie Simmons is an essential read for an in-depth look into the life of the influential artist.

Generally avoiding gushing praise, this work intersperses interviews with Cohen and his past lovers, colleagues and friends with an honest study of his work. Exploring his Jewish heritage, drug use, religious dalliances and depression, Simmons creates an account of a humorous, thoughtful and talented man who may have erroneously been cast as simply an icon for teenage angst. A must for fans and anyone interested in the era when mainstream music became meaningful, and in which – usually overshadowed by Dylan – Cohen is now deservedly given a nod.

by Sarah Gammon for We Love This Book

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