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Author Series with Peter Ames Carlin

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

A Revelatory Account of the Life of Beloved American Music Icon, Paul Simon

What:  Author Series with Peter Ames Carlin, author of Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon

When: Tuesday, January 24, 2016 - 7pm

Where:   Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives, 2809 Woodland Ave, Cleveland OH

To RSVP: This event is FREE with a reservation. RSVP at tickets.rockhall.com or in-person at the Rock Hall Box Office.   

About the event:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives Author Series welcomes Peter Ames Carlin as the next speaker in its Author Series.  Carlin will discuss his book Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon.  Audience members will be able to participate in a Q&A session, as well as purchase copies of the books for signing. 

About the book:

To have been alive during the last sixty years is to have lived with the music of Paul Simon. The grandchild of Jewish emigrants from Galicia in the Austro-Hungarian empire, the 75-year-old singer-songwriter has not only sold more than 100 million records, won 15 Grammy awards and been installed into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame twice, but has also animated the meaning―and flexibility―of personal and cultural identity in a rapidly shrinking world.

Simon has also lived one of the most vibrant lives of modern times; a story replete with tales of Carrie Fisher, Leonard Bernstein, Bob Dylan, Woody Allen, Shelley Duvall, Nelson Mandela, drugs, depression, marriage, divorce, and more. A life story with the scope and power of an epic novel, Carlin’s Homeward Bound is the first major biography of one of the most influential popular artists in American history.


Peter Ames Carlin is most recently the author of Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon. He is also the author of Bruce, the biography of Bruce Springsteen that was an international bestseller upon its release in 2012. He was previously a senior writer at People and a television critic/columnist for the The Oregonian newspaper in Portland. Carlin lives in Portland with his wife and children.