Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings
by Leonard Cohen.
I was ecstatic when I learned about this book’s release, and I was fortunate enough to have received an “uncorrected proof” a few months ago. Ever since my years living in Montreal (Leonard Cohen’s hometown), I’ve had a deep love for his music and poetry. Seeing him in concert in 2012 in Los Angeles was one of the highlights of my adult years.
was published posthumously, but before his death in 2016, Cohen knew that his time was coming to an end, and his last mission was to pull together this wonderful book offering a glimpse into his intimate life—his final gift to us. Although he was always a poet at heart, Cohen shares a story about his first connection with the guitar, and being taught six chords by a homeless man in Montreal. “It was those six chords—it was that guitar pattern that has been the basis of all my songs and all my music,” he disclosed for the first time.
During an interview, his son, Adam, said, “Writing was his reason for being. It was the fire he was tending to, the most significant flame he fueled. It was never extinguished.”
Buy yourself a copy of
, and one for every person you love. You won’t be sorry!