“[I’m Your Man By Sylvie Simmons is] the best book I’ve read about Leonard Cohen. It’s one of the best music books I’ve ever read; one of the best biographies I’ve read. It’s one of my favourite books.”

And her book is worth celebrating. It’s the best book I’ve read about Leonard Cohen. It’s one of the best music books I’ve ever read; one of the best biographies I’ve read. It’s one of my favourite books. She writes like a dream, the research is there – she’s managed to get people to go on the record who have not, previously, spoken about Cohen. And there’s a weight, a gravitas to Leonard’s life and work. Simmons addresses this with full respect, allows it to shine.

Dr Heck Note: I think he likes it.

From Interviewing Sylvie Simmons by Simon Sweetman. Stuff.ca.nz: May 20, 2013. Originally posted June 4, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Final Cover Of La Vie De Leonard Cohen By Sylvie Simmons – To Be Published In European French May 17, 2018

Dominique BOILE, upon receiving a preview of the French edition of Sylvie Simmons’ book, writes to point out that “the cover, definitive, is different from the one previously sent.”

“I’m Your Man,” the biography by Sylvie Simmons will finally be available in France in a European French translation (it was previously available in Canada in a Canadian French translation) by my friends, Elisabeth Domergue and Françoise Vella. According to Éditions L’échappée, this edition will be available on May 17, 2018.

Sylvie Simmons, Rock Journalism, Leonard Cohen, & More

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I was living in Leonard Cohen’s mind for a good long time. I told him, he wore me out, living in his head. He gave his little smile and said, ‘I know darling.’quotedown2

Sylvie Simmons

 

Sylvie Simmons talks music, journalism and the exhaustion of exploring Leonard Cohen’s mind by Joshua Peacock (DoSavannah: Mar 29, 2018) offers interesting, entertaining information about Sylvie’s work with Leonard Cohen and other artists and a taste of her own musical talents.

Sylvie Simmons Talk & Performance – Savannah March 30, 2018 + Concert With Jim White – Bluffton April 5, 2018

Sylvie Simmons will be in the Savannah area for a talk, Q&A and performance March 30 at The Book Lady Bookstore, as well as a concert with Jim White on April 5 at Bluffton’s The Roasting Room Lounge, which kicks off the pair’s East Coast mini-tour.

Information from Sylvie Simmons talks music, journalism and the exhaustion of exploring Leonard Cohen’s mind by Joshua Peacock (DoSavannah: Mar 29, 2018)

I’m Your Man: La Vie De Leonard Cohen By Sylvie Simmons To Be Published In European French

Dominique BOILE writes:

“I’m Your Man,” the biography by Sylvie Simmons will finally be available in France in a European French translation (it was previously available in Canada in a Canadian French translation) by my friends, Elisabeth Domergue and Françoise Vella. According to Éditions L’échappée, this edition will be available on May 17, 2018.

Update: Final Cover Of La Vie De Leonard Cohen By Sylvie Simmons – To Be Published In European French May 17, 2018

I’m Your Man. La vie de Leonard Cohen: Conversation between Chantal Ringuet, Elisabeth Domergue and Sylvie Simmons – Montreal, Nov 6, 2017

Information from MAC website:

In connection with the exhibition Leonard Cohen: Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything, the MAC presents a conversation between Chantal Ringuet, Elisabeth Domergue and Sylvie Simmons, author of I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen (Ecco, 2012; published in French by Édito, 2017). The conversation will take place on Monday, November 6 at 3 p.m., and will be followed by a book signing at 4:30 p.m. (books will be available in both languages).

Tickets are free and will be available at the MAC ticket counter starting Tuesday, October 31. Space is limited. Maximum four tickets per person.

Biographies

Chantal Ringuet is a Canadian award-winning author, scholar and translator. She is the author of collections of poems (2009 Jacques-Poirier literary award) and of works on Yiddish Montreal. With Gérard Rabinovitch, she has published Les révolutions de Leonard Cohen (PUQ, 2016), which received a 2017 Canadian Jewish Literary Award. With Pierre Anctil, she has published a translation of the early biography of Marc Chagall (Mon univers. Autobiographie, Fides, 2017). She has been a Fellow of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York, Scholar-in-Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (Brandeis University) and Writer-in-Residence and literary translator in residence at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Sylvie Simmons is an award-winning author and music journalist. Born in London, England, she left for Los Angeles forty years ago to become one of the rare women included in the predominantly male rock-writing elite: the BBC made a documentary about her titled The Rock Chick. Simmons has published fiction and non-fiction books, including a short story collection, Too Weird for Ziggy, and biographies of Neil Young and Serge Gainsbourg. Her most recent is I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen, the best-selling biography that Janet Maslin at the New York Times described as “smart, fearless and mesmerizing,” and Brian D. Johnson at Macleans called “the most discerning, intimate and definitive biography ever written about Canada’s pre-eminent singer, songwriter, poet and monk.” Based in San Francisco, Sylvie Simmons writes about music for MOJO magazine. She is currently collaborating on a book with Debbie Harry of Blondie and working on a new record.