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Piece Of My Heart

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In 1972, Stonehill Books published David Dalton's Janis, a multimedia extravaganza that incorporated interviews, quotes, photographs, lyrics, Rolling Stone Clippings, sheet music, a record of rapping and singing, and prose as wild and moving as Janis's performances. Piece of My Heart is a reconstruction and revision of that early work - one of the first "rock 'n' roll" boo ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published August 22nd 1991 by Da Capo Press (first published April 1st 1986)
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Feb 07, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: music, biography
Spare -- but unsparing -- look at the life and death of Janis Joplin. Sad tale of a woman so out of it due to all the mind-altering substances in her system that if she had lived longer, her career might have sputtered out completely. As it is, the fact that they killed her helped make her a legend along with Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. Is this any way to run a railroad? Especially when you have her talent and her love of living?
Oct 10, 2014 rated it liked it
I have long wanted to read a bio of Janis Joplin. Stumbled across the 3rd edition of this book at a used book sale last year and it finally worked its way to the top of my bedside TBR pile. The author, who wrote for Rolling Stone, unabashedly extols Janis's talent, intelligence, and authenticity. As its title says, it really is more of a portrait than a full-blown biography. It's almost kaleidoscopic in feel, dizzying, and very apt for a description of Janis's life.
interviews were great, more of that less of the standard story would have made it better.
dec 2014, april 2016
I actually read this because I was giving a report for History Class on her for college. It was an excellent book. Very in depth. Great pictures too.
Virginia Marie
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
A treasure. Happy to own it. If you love Janis it's worth getting. Great photos.
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