Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager Penning Memoir

Barry Manilow, Elizabeth Taylor and Carole Bayer Sager
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Barry Manilow, Elizabeth Taylor and Carole Bayer Sager

"They’re Playing Our Song" publishes Oct. 16.

Carole Bayer Sager, the songwriter of such hits as “Nobody Does It Better,” “A Groovy Kind of Love,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud” and the theme from the movie Arthur, “The Best That You Can Do,” is writing her memoir, publisher Simon & Schuster announced. They’re Playing Our Song will publish on October 18.

The title comes from the long-running musical of the same name, which was inspired by her relationship with Marvin Hamlisch. She was also married to Burt Bacharach and close friends with Elizabeth Taylor. In her five-decade career, she collaborated with Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Clint Eastwood, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Melissa Manchester, Bette Midler, Carly Simon and Frank Sinatra.

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Simon & Schuster promises a “surprisingly frank and darkly humorous story of a woman whose sometimes crippling fears and devastating relationships inspired many of the songs she would ultimately write.”

Amanda Urban at International Creative Management repped Sager on the book deal.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.

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