Mark Ribowsky has written thirteen books, including "Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars" and widely praised biographies of Tom Landry, Howard Cosell, Otis Redding, Phil Spector, and Stachel Paige. He has also contributed extensively to magazines including "Playboy," "Penthouse," and "High Times." He lives in Boca Raton, Florida."
Ribowsky (who s also written books about Lynyrd Skynyrd, Otis Redding, Phil Spector and Tom Landry) weaves a captivating tale that includes Taylor s struggles with drugs and depression, his affair with Joni Mitchell, his marriage to Carly Simon and his enduring, decade-spanning success. Parade" Ribowsky is especially effective weaving Taylor s career into the complex story of the music industry s evolution. The Washington Post" [Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines] merits a place on the shelf as it traces Taylor's career through the 2015 release of the billboard chart-toppingBefore This World. "Library Journal"" " Ribowsky artfully chronicles Taylor's life" and "offers a rich and nuanced portrait." BookPage" "In this unauthorized James Taylor biography, author Mark Ribowsky covers everything you'd want to know about the music legend." "Boston Magazine""