I’m Glad I Did
Multi-Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Cynthia Weil releases her debut novel, I’m Glad I Did, on January 27, 2015. I’m Glad I Did tells the story of sixteen year old JJ Green. She is a born songwriter—but her family considers the music business a cesspool of lowlifes and hustlers. Defiant, she takes an internship at the Brill Building, the epicenter of a new sound called rock and roll. Weil writes her Mad Men-esque novel with a unique perspective, channeling her years as a songwriter at the epicenter of New York’s music publishing scene, with her partner and long-time husband Barry Mann. I’m Glad I Did captures perfectly the excitement, fear, confusion, and bravery of the fateful summer of 1963, with all the authority of someone who lived it.