They're Playing Our Song

They re Playing Our Song Grammy and Academy Award winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager shares the remarkably frank and darkl

  • Title: They're Playing Our Song
  • Author: Carole Bayer Sager
  • ISBN: 9781501153266
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Grammy and Academy Award winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager shares the remarkably frank and darkl.

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    1. Carole Bayer Sager

      Carole Bayer Sager is a lyricist, singer, songwriter and painter Her songs have been recorded by such artists as Carly Simon, Richard Marx, Leo Sayer, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Bette Midler, Celine Dion, and Reba McEntire Many of Sager s 1980s songs were co written with her former husband, composer and pianist Burt Bacharach Sager won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1981 for Arthur s Theme Best That You Can Do , which was the theme song of the movie Arthur Sager has won a Grammy Award and two Golden Globes She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987.Sager lives in Los Angeles and New York with her husband, Bob Daly She also has an adult son Cristopher Elton Bacharach.

    988 thoughts on “They're Playing Our Song”

    1. I guess you're asking the wrong person. I thought it was terrific. Heartfelt , honest, funny, brave, and ultimately inspirational! But hey, I'm the author!

    2. When I seen this memoir I recognised the name as a who I thought was a 1 hit wonder with the song Your Moving Out Today. I did not realise what a talented songwriter she is.She is a Grammy & Academy Award Winner and has written songs with several people including Burt Bacharach who she was married to for 10 years.Carole Bayer Sager tells this memoir straight from the heart. She is frank and honest, whose crippling fears and devastating relationships have inspired many of her songs.I would li [...]

    3. I've never been a big fan of her songs (most are a little too treacly for my tastes) but have always appreciated her song-writing capacity and her personal life has always been on the interesting side. This was a well-told memoir about her life, including just enough inside dirt (mostly of her own relationships and the personalities of her spouses--especially Burt Bacharach) to keep me reading. As usual, personal memoirs are of, well, personal memories, so one is never sure exactly how much real [...]

    4. This was a great read, thoroughly enjoyable. Carole Bayer Sager has always been one of my favorite songwriters and through reading this book I discovered how much I like her as a person. Her songs mean even more to me now since reading her story. The book is also packed full of great celebrity anecdotes and can be very funny. In addition to being a great songwriter she is very entertaining storyteller, with many colorful tales, some amusing and some poignant, about high profile friends, collabor [...]

    5. Well written memoir - I didn't realize that Carole Bayer Sager was responsible for all those hit pop songs in the 60's, 70's and 80's. Her very honest account of her interesting life, narrated with her cute New York accent, was fun to listen to. Carole met and collaborated with many famous entertainers and won awards for her lyrics through out the years.The way she summed up her life so far, through good times and bad, she seems like a lovely person inside and out.She didn't say anything about l [...]

    6. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through Net-galley. Update: Carole emailed me to let me know she went back and edited some of the things I pointed out. Looking forward to reading the final copy!I went into this book knowing absolutely nothing about Carole Bayer Sager, other than the fact that she was a songwriter. I left the book feeling like she was almost a friend, or an aunt of some sort (the kind that has a tendency to overshare, but in a good way).They're Playing Our Song started [...]

    7. "I've always believed that the best songs come through us, not from us." ~Carole Bayer Sager, They're Playing Our SongWarm and engaging as the decades of beautiful music she has given the world, Carole Bayer Sager's memoir is a reflective look at an artist, a writer, and a woman of great charisma and power (even when she did not recognize it in herself), and how her relationships with family members, songwriting partners, and lovers shaped her life and career. Though many readers are familiar wi [...]

    8. Academy Award–winning songwriter Carol Bayer Sager writes her memoir as lyrically as she does her songs. She reveals the behind the scenes story of the many hits that she co-wrote, the good, the bad and the crazy. Despite Carol's many devoted friends, which included Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson and Barbra Streisand, she still struggled with self doubt about herself and her talent. A real eye-opener into the world of celebrities and their view of themselves.Note: I received a free review c [...]

    9. Carole Bayer Sager is the lyricist for some of my favorite pop songs. I think she should have stuck with lyrics.I didn't learn a lot knew and I'm not into kiss and tells. I just feel that I missed the meat.

    10. Carole Bayer Sager invites you into her head and her heart with this memoir, which is, I would imagine, the equivalent of sitting with her, having some tea and some forbidden chocolates, and trying to figure out the world. You can certainly read "They're Playing Our Song" and revel in the tales of early songwriting days in and around New York's Brill Building (with the likes of Carole King and Neil Sedaka), and you can watch her ascend through partnerships with Bette Midler, Melissa Manchester, [...]

    11. Here Carole Bayer Sager, one of our great American songwriters, transforms that writing skill into a compelling, rollicking, dishy-but-never-cruel inside look at Brill Building shenanigans, Laurel Canyon hipsters, Beverly Hillbillies and the crazy world of contemporary music. Always there at the right place and the right time, we follow a story arc that plays as dramatically as any Hollywood drama. They're Playing Our Song takes its place among other best-selling music autobiographies, in compan [...]

    12. I love a memoir and this one had enjoyable moments, but overall I felt it was dry. I listened to it and found it lacking in emotion throughout most of the book. CBS best parts were at the end when she gave deeper insight into her life and experiences. At times it felt like she complained about things in her life that in the end she had come to peace with, made amends for, or just got over. I guess that's the point to a memoir just seemed like a lot of unhappiness for a life that seems pretty nic [...]

    13. They're Playing Our Song was a wonderful excursion through a fascinating life. I kept stopping to go to iTunes and buy the songs CBS (Carole Bayer Sager) wrote. It made her words that much more meaningful to play the literal soundtrack to her life as I read her book. It is very funny at times. Brutally honest. Very touching. Silly but I liked the photos at the end to put names and faces together. What a quadruple talent to be a composer, a painter, an author and a damn good actress to act so hap [...]

    14. Could not put it downI have always been a fan of "the name under the title" Always loved to figure out who wrote and produced songs. Loved "Groovy kind of love" but I became Carole's fan when I heard the music to "Playing out song." I never saw the musical but I bought the album and later the CD. I looked at all the endless list of all the fabulous songs she wrote even I was surprised. Interesting parts are the relationship she had with the great Peter Allen (love him too) and marriage to Burt B [...]

    15. I usually don't read biographies, so I was so surprised how much I loved this book. While some might call it an autobiography, Carole calls it a memoir. She was correct to do so, because it feels like she is telling you her memories of her life. I highly recommend this book to anyone; especially people who remember the last half of the twentieth century. She don't just tell your her story, but makes you fell like your are there with her. This is the best memoir/biography I have ever read.

    16. I usually like autobiographies and this one was no exception. I love her songs and the Broadway play "They're Playing our Song" is another favorite, written about her relationship with Marvin Hamlisch.Her life was not as glamorous as one would think. I guess the grass is not greener, however she was very talented.

    17. I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. As a huge fan of music and especially songwriters I was thrilled to read this. I always want to know what inspires a songwriter. Carole was behind some incredible songs. I also realized she had incredible friends. What was surprising was her insecurities. This book is honest, witty and very fascinating.

    18. I really enjoyed this and read it in one sitting. I wasn't sure if there would be enough in this book to keep me entertained but I loved hearing how the songs came together and the stories from her life and I could relate to her anxieties as well.

    19. Carole Bayer Sager has written a book from the heart that is as open and personal as the songs she has written. The sense of peace she has achieved by the end of this part of her journey is contagious. Regardless of whether you are familiar with Carole or not this memoir is a worthy read!

    20. This is a great book as far as it goes, but it could go much farther. Sager reveals quite a bit about her personal relationships with her three husbands, particularly the odd Burt Bacharach, and her major writing partners. The famous people she knows well and worked with is incredible (Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Marvin Hamlish, Bette Midler, etc.). But she fails to go into depth about many of her relationships beyond "She was one of my best friends" or "Then we sat down at my piano and i [...]

    21. They're Playing Our Song, Carole Bayer Sager's memoir, was, for me, very uneven and somewhat disappointing. Part of it was my expectations and part of it was simply who she apparently is.I have long admired her songwriting abilities and looked forward to this memoir. I think I was expecting to hear about life's usual ups and downs, about struggles and accomplishments, all told with a compassionate voice and maybe even a bit of wisdom thrown in. That is, in many ways, how I heard many of her lyri [...]

    22. I stumbled on this book when it was featured on The Talk show and received it as a gift (it must have been a sign)! Carole Bayer Sager’s memoir is entertaining, relevant, fluent, and personal, and more than I can imagine. Her story is of her overcoming her personal struggles: her fears. She’s critical of herself and her body, but despite all, she made a risk and commitment to strive for her passion, not letting anything hinder her. From an English teacher making ends meet, she becomes an ins [...]

    23. My favorite album of all time is Carole Bayer Sager's first. As a teen I don't need to tell you how it felt to believe someone out their knew or understood all the emotions i was experiencing, and listening to her album ticked every box. When this book came out i knew i had to read it. I laughed, i cried, i was surprised, i cringed, and yes, this book also is now also a favorite. As with her song lyrics, she doesn't hide much - and so it should be. As i read about BB, i thought gee he sounds lik [...]

    24. In “They’re Playing Our Song,” Carole Bayer Sager hits all the right, err, notes that you’d hope to find in a celebrity memoir—early success in the music industry when she was in high school, background on the many famous songs for which she was lyricist, personal heartaches, anecdotes about her famous friends and final happiness. Throughout the book, Sager seems as amazed as anyone else that she became close friends with the likes of Peter Allen, Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson. [...]

    25. A great trip down musical memory lane! What a prolific lyricist she is, and what an amazing list of collaborators she has had! I loved her descriptions of sessions with Bob Dylan, Bette Midler, Carole King, Michael Jackson, and on and on. I loved reading that she wrote so many of Melissa Manchester's hitsose songs are still among my favorites. She is pretty honest in her writing, describing her insecurities and phobias, as well as some of her proudest moments. The book flows nicely and is a real [...]

    26. I thought this was a really interesting look at someone's life whom we all know, but we don't know. We have all heard Carole Bayer Sager's songs, but I really appreciated hearing about her life and how she wrote. Plus, she has some pretty fancy celebrity pals: La Liz! Michael Jackson! Fonzie! (Spoiler: she offers no dirt on Fonzie except he has a great wife. Oh well.)Mostly, I really appreciated the author's willingness to look critically at her own life and express her flaws and mistakes. That [...]

    27. I won a copy of this book through Giveaways. I have always been interested in the songwriting process. This gives great insight into this procedure. Each song unique, depending on who Carole was collaborating with. Interesting personal life, however I felt the first half of the book was too whinny. Happy she met her current husband and finally accepted herself and the journey of her life.

    28. Carole Bayer Sager's is a life well-lived and this is a story well-told. This autobiography should demand four stars, but Bayer Sager does altogether too much complaining about her body image and other insecurities to bump up to four. As a compromise, I'll say this is a 3 1/2 star tale. Her life partners and songwriting partners are quite legendary, and her songwriting output is impressive. She's a good writer, and her book flows along at a nice pace.

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