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The famous and famously vain men of Carly Simon's 'Boys in the Trees'

The famous and famously vain men of Carly Simon's 'Boys in the Trees'

“Boys in the Trees,” Carly Simon’s new memoir, is largely about her passionate, tumultuous marriage to James Taylor. But before Simon wed Taylor in 1972, she had a string of relationships with some of the decade’s most famous actors and musicians. She was conflicted about the dalliances, writing in her diary at the time that she hated to think of herself as promiscuous and feared she was “giving [her]self away too cheaply.”

And yet it was the '60s and '70s, a time of sexual liberation. “Did sex really have to be as formal as an evening at...

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