Carly Simon will open up in a new memoir about her years-long friendship with former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
The book, Touched by the Sun, will be released October 22nd.
The publisher described it as “an intimate, vulnerable, and insightful portrait of the bond that grew between two iconic and starkly different American women.”
While Simon’s friendship with Onassis, who worked as a New York City book editor for the last two decades of her life, has not been a secret, Simon has never discussed it in detail. Onassis was Simon’s editor when Simon, an icon of ’70s rock ‘n’ roll, began publishing children’s books in the ’80s and ’90s. Her first memoir, Boys in the Trees, was published in 2015.
She and Onassis had “a chance encounter at a summer party on Martha’s Vineyard [which] blossomed into an improbable but lasting friendship,” according to the news release announcing Simon’s new book.