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Robert Hilburn, author of Paul Simon: The Life

For more than 50 years, Paul Simon has spoken to us in songs about alienation, doubt, resilience and empathy in ways that have established him as one of the most beloved artists in American pop music history. But Simon is a deeply private person who has resisted speaking to us outside of his music. He has said he will not write an autobiography or memoir, and he has refused to talk to previous biographers. Finally, Simon has opened up --- for more than 100 hours of interviews --- to Robert Hilburn.

Week of May 27, 2019

Paperback releases for the week of May 27th include LONG ROAD TO MERCY, the opening installment in David Baldacci’s series starring Atlee Pine, an FBI agent with special skills who must confront a new threat…and an old nightmare; PAUL SIMON: The Life, an intimate, candid and definitive biography written with Paul Simon’s full participation --- but without his editorial control --- by acclaimed biographer and music writer Robert Hilburn; TEAR IT DOWN, the fourth entry in Nick Petrie's series featuring Iraq war veteran Peter Ash, who pursues one case --- and stumbles into another --- in the City of the Blues; and Todd Fisher’s poignant memoir, MY GIRLS, a revelatory and touching tribute to the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds written by the person who knew them best.