About Barry Mann:
Barry Mann is an American songwriter, and part of a successful songwriting partnership with his wife, Cynthia Weil. The couple married in August 1961. They have one daughter, Dr. Jenn Berman.
I looked through our catalog year by year, and I saw that there were pockets of time when we wrote some terrific songs. Then all of a sudden, we'd go for another two or three months and there weren't great songs.Barry Mann
There's so much fear involved in trying to do something you don't know how to do that drugs and alcohol can become a big part of your life if you have an addictive personality or are very unsure, which most songwriters are.Barry Mann