Carly Simon is writing an ‘intimate, vulnerable’ memoir about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

The two met at a summer party on Martha’s Vineyard and began an “improbable, but lasting friendship.”

This combination of photos shows Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in New York in 1992, left and  Carly Simon at the 2016 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 14, 2016.  Simon is writing a memoir about Kennedy Onassis. Farrar, Straus and Giroux announced Monday, April 15, 2019, that Simon’s “Touched by the Sun” is scheduled for Oct. 22. According to the publisher, the two met at a summer party on Martha’s Vineyard and began an “improbable, but lasting friendship.” (AP Photo)
–The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Carly Simon is writing an “intimate, vulnerable” memoir about a very famous friend, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux announced Monday that Simon’s “Touched by the Sun” was scheduled for Oct. 22. According to the publisher, Simon and Onassis met at a summer party on Martha’s Vineyard and began an “improbable, but lasting friendship.” Simon, best known for such songs as “You’re So Vain” and “The Spy Who Loved Me,” said in a statement that Onassis became everything from a “protective mother figure” to a “mischievous pal.” Onassis died in 1994.

Simon has written a previous memoir, “Boys In the Trees.”

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