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In those days, it was easy to join the revolution. You could sign up on any street corner where you could also find like-minded children with similar weird hair and clothes. I had been in the streets a lot that year, marching for this and shouting slogans against that. The future would sort itself out, as simple as breathing. In 1966, when I was fifteen years old, I saw Le ...more
Paperback, Bootleg, 200 pages
Published April 21st 2014 by Diamondback Books
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Barbara Sala
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked the book. Very well written.
Odzer Chenma
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Man Next Door immediately throws one into the late 1960s – poetry readings, student uprisings, Bistros and Montreal bars, the tragic deaths of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hentrix, and Canadian armed forces occupying Montreal triggered by the kidnappings of a provincial cabinet minister and a British diplomat by members of the Front de Libération du Québec (FLQ). Magic was indeed afoot! This is the historical moment Ann Diamond’s book immediately propels one into. The Montreal Bistros and bars were ...more
Linda Marie Marsh
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a memoir, written somewhat like a journal about life with and around the singer Leonard Cohen. It has a unique, orignal perspective, sometimes on the periphery and sometimes up close and personal... I love the mans music so the book intrigued me with its unusal view into his life.
I admire her for putting into words what she lived and saw....Diamond isn't claiming to be a literary genius, she's simply giving us her thoughts, feelings, and telling it like it was. WHICH i truly appreciate
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Barbara
Jan 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Leonard Cohen
Recommended to Barbara by: .Goodreads
an interesting, but rather oddly written book about the author's relationship with Leonard Cohen. Would have enjoyed it more had it been more about Cohen and less about Diamond.
Ann Diamond
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Ann Diamond's The Man Next Door (Bootleg edition)

"A wonderful memoir of life with Leonard Cohen in Montreal and Greece through the heady 60s, spiritual 70s and cynical 80s - the music - the lyrics - the drugs - the government's mind control experiments - brilliant table talk by a woman who knew him well. Cover art by Tigana."

"Regarding the Man Next Door - I'm still recovering! And I mean that in the best way possible…All my favourite texts knock the ground out from beneath my feet. Not only did
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Amanda Morgan
Jan 21, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm pretty sure the author is absolutely bat-crap crazy, but since I didn't know who Leonard Cohen was until I Googled him halfway through reading this book, it's hard to say if anything this author writes is true. I do know she was never mentioned in any of the Google stories related to Leonard Cohen, so I'm guessing she may be elevating her status in his life as one tends to do when one is obsessed with another person. The author claims to make her living as a writer, although she hardly ever ...more
Ann Diamond
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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"Regarding the Man Next Door - I'm still recovering! And I mean that in the best way possible…All my favourite texts knock the ground out from beneath my feet. Not only did it topple me, it might be the most engaging memoir I've read. You make subtle gestures towards the devil in the details with a very sharp labrys…pure artistry." --

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