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Janis : her life and music / Holly George-Warren.

George-Warren, Holly, author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781476793108
  • ISBN: 1476793107
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #1
    *Starred Review* Joplin was called America's first female rock star, and George-Warren has written a biography as big, bold, and brash as its subject. She captures Joplin in all her frustrating and poignant complexity, not only her larger than life personality but also her insecurities, her bookishness, her intellect, and her "deep desire for home." She embraced life, writes George-Warren, with a "joyous ferocity" even as she used alcohol and drugs to ward off the depression and "bleak fatalism" that dogged her. George-Warren describes Joplin's background ("I'm from pioneer stock"), her relationships with her brooding, atheist father and her outgoing, Christian mother; her neediness and feeling of being an outsider in her hometown of Port Arthur, Texas; and her deep-seated desire to be the center of attention even when she didn't feel she deserved it. George-Warren includes plenty of anecdotes, featuring the likes of Leonard Cohen, Kris Kristofferson, and Bruce Springsteen, who, at 19, turned down the singer's amorous advances, apparently terrified by her intensity. Joplin was a thrill-seeker, a hell-raiser, and a revolutionary, much of it to camouflage her self-doubt. She created a persona, an exaggerated version of herself, according to George-Warren, only to ask, "What if they find out I'm only Janis?" An insightful, compassionate, and, ultimately, tragic story of an artist gone too soon. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Joplin, Janis.
Joplin, Janis.
Singers > United States > Biography.
Rock musicians > United States > Biography.
Rock musicians.
United States.
Genre: Biography.
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