The "Carpenters": The Untold Story by Ray Coleman
Written with the co-operation of Richard Carpenter and his family, this is a biography of Richard and his sister, Karen. It focuses not only on The Carpenters' pop-music career but also on Karen's anorexia, as a result of which, unhappily married and a millionairess, she died at the age of 32. With Richard as musical director and songwriter, she had enjoyed a long run of success with hits such as "Top of the World", "For All We Know" and "Yesterday Once More". The author knew The Carpenters in the good years and the bad. This is his story of a journey to the summit of show business and its shocking end.