Carly Simon will sign copies of book in Ridgewood

Carly Simon Ridgewood

The cover of Carly Simon’s book “Touched by the Sun: My Friendship With Jackie.”

Carly Simon will sign copies of her new book “Touched by the Sun: My Friendship With Jackie,” which is about her friendship with Jackie Onassis, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at Bookends in Ridgewood.

According to Bookends, she will sign only books (not memorabilia), she will not pose for pictures, and there is a five-book limit per person. Books need to be bought from Bookends for entry; to pre-order, visit

“Touched by the Sun” will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux on Oct. 22.

According to Simon’s website,, “A chance encounter at a summer party on Martha’s Vineyard blossomed into an improbable but lasting friendship between Carly Simon and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. An intimate, vulnerable, and insightful portrait of the bond that grew between two iconic and starkly different American women, Carly Simon’s Touched by The Sun is a chronicle, in loving detail, of the late friendship she and Jackie shared. It is a meditation on the ways someone can unexpectedly enter our lives and change its course, as well as a celebration of kinship in all of its many forms.”

Onassis died in 1994, and later that year, Simon released her song “Touched by the Sun” on her Letters Never Sent album. She has described the song as a tribute to Onassis.


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