During his distinguished career, Paul Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards including 12 Grammy Awards, three of which (“Bridge Over Troubled Water,” "Still Crazy After All These Years" and "Graceland") were albums of the year. In 2003 he was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel. He is an inductee of The Songwriters Hall of Fame and is in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame both as a member of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist. His song "Mrs. Robinson" from the motion picture "The Graduate" was named in the top ten of The American Film Institute's 100 Years 100 Songs. He was a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 and was named as one of Time Magazine's "100 People Who Shape Our World" in 2006.
“A pleasure to read straight through, like a novel or abiography.”
“The extent of Mr. Simon’s genius hits you like a shot.... In aHemingway-size fistful of words, he creates a world as precise as any.... Anessential document of arguably the greatest popular songwriter of our time.”
– The New York Observer
“It's almost impossible to read, and not mentally sing, his familiarlines.”