Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller

Girls Like Us
592 pages; Atria
Carole King, the earthy, optimistic girl next door; Joni Mitchell, the melancholy small-town bohemian with a voice "like a jazz instrument"; Carly Simon, the uninhibited urban romantic, "sexy and uptown hip": Sheila Weller's Girls Like Us (Atria) reveals how these three astonishingly talented women who came of age in the 1960s reinvented themselves over the next decade—artistically, socially, sexually, politically—and gave voice to a generation ravenous for change.
— Cathleen Medwick