Video: Complete Sylvie Simmons Interview About Her Leonard Cohen Biography “I’m Your Man”

This is the one hour interview from which the clip posted at Video: Sylvie Simmons Reads From, Talks About Her Leonard Cohen Biography “I’m Your Man” was taken. This version include those portions seen in the previous posting (i.e., Sylvie reading the description of a young Leonard Cohen hypnotizing  the family maid from her biography of the Canadian singer-songwriter and talking about the individuals she interviewed for the book) and also

  • A show and tell with old photos of Leonard Cohen and his family (such as the shot of Leonard and his mother in the above screen capture)
  • A more complete listing of individuals from Leonard Cohen’s past Sylvie interviewed and the stories they told her
  • Anecdotes about Leonard Cohen featuring Bob Dylan  Rebecca De Mornay, and others
  • A discussion of Leonard Cohen’s habit of fasting
  • His mother’s advice to him
  • Cohen’s post-Mt Baldy experience with his Indian guru
  • Insight into Sylvie Simmons’ methodology into writing the biography (e.g., allowing interviewees to rescind any portions comments about which they were uncomfortable)

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