3:30pm PT by Andy Lewis
Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager Penning Memoir
Carole Bayer Sager, the songwriter of such hits as “Nobody Does It Better,” “A Groovy Kind of Love,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud” and the theme from the movie Arthur, “Best That You Can Do,” is writing her memoirs, publisher Simon & Schuster announced Monday. They’re Playing Our Song will publish Oct. 18.
The title comes from the long-running musical of the same name, which was inspired by Sager's relationship with Marvin Hamlisch. She was also married to Burt Bacharach and close friends with Elizabeth Taylor. Over her five-decade career, she has collaborated with Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Clint Eastwood, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Melissa Manchester, Bette Midler, Carly Simon and Frank Sinatra.
Simon & Schuster promises a “surprisingly frank and darkly humorous story of a woman whose sometimes crippling fears and devastating relationships inspired many of the songs she would ultimately write.”
Amanda Urban at International Creative Management repped Sager on the book deal.