Singer-songwriter Carly Simon has led a tumultuous life that has included several high-profile romantic engagements, which most notably included a ten-year marriage to James Taylor, as well as a battle with breast cancer in the late ‘90s. Publishers have long wanted to sign Simon to a book deal, and now Random House and Simon have reportedly agreed to terms.
Simon, who is the daughter of Simon & Schuster co-founder Richard Simon, will write the book herself (she has also penned several children’s books). Simon’s agent was originally asking publishers for $3 million for the rights to her story, and a deal was reportedly reached for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.
“After years of keeping journals and writing lyrics for my tunes, I have developed a strong interest in seeing how my life might just string together in a longer form,” said Simon. “I know I’ll be looking for a strong chorus, like a repeating dream or theme.”
Simon has said that she plans to finish the book by the end of 2012, but Random House has not announced a publication date.