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This description may be from another edition of this product. A revealing and intimate biography about Janis Joplin, the Queen of Classic Rock, written by her younger sister. Janis Joplin blazed across the sixties music scene, electrifying audiences with her...

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Great Bio

This an excellent biography about the ENTIRE life of Janis Joplin. It is probably the first Janis Joplin book you should read if you want to learn more about her. It is told from a family member's point of other words, the truth is told. I would think that this book would be the most reliable out of the 4 or 5 janis books that are out. Enjoy this book! it is well worth it.

A must for all Janis Joplin fans.

With this biography of Janis sister Laura Joplin has three advantages over other biographers - she can provide details that only family could know, she has the letters Janis wrote home (reproduced here in full and revealing a lot about Janis), and she has been able to include a great selection of photos. Even apart from these advantages Laura provides a good account of Janis' life, giving background detail on the various scenes and excellent insights into Janis.

Read Laura Joplin, then Alice Echols

Having read both Alice Echols' five-years-in-the-making 1999 biography of Janis Joplin (SWEET SCARS OF PARADISE) and the much earlier Myra Friedman 1973 Joplin biography BURIED ALIVE (which was guilt-laden and frenetic in comparison, although written in intelligent, often poetic prose), I was unprepared for the calm, insightful, and wholly convincing account of Janis Joplin's life by her six-years-younger sister, Laura. Despite the intimate connection with her subject, Laura Joplin is startlingly wise and evenhanded in her analysis of her sister's life and times. I found many anecdotes and details here which for me rang even more true in terms of revealing the REAL Janis than Echols' admirable account. I would suggest that anyone wishing to understand Janis Joplin and her times read both Laura Joplin's and Alice Echols' biography. Janis Joplin will never cease to fascinate intelligent, passionate music lovers. Her life and music probed all the deep questions of life, striving to find a balance between the emotional and the intellectual. Had she not accidentally died, her contribution to the world of art and letters would have been Shakespearean in power. We must love and treasure her Keatsian artifacts even as we yearn forwhat might havebeen.

Get it while you can!

Thank you, Laura Joplin, for this honest account of the life of one of the World's most talented blues and rock singers. For so many people, hippie or not, Janis was "it". With all the fictional and half-factual accounts of Janis' hard-lived life, loves, music and death, it was cathartic to read "Love, Janis." for the closure it gave me. So many Janis Joplin fans already feel as if they actually knew her... a fact that can be attributed to the heart and soul she put into every note she sang. Thanks to Laura's careful, detailed account, the reader will feel even more emotionally attatched to Janis, much like that of a sibling. From Janis' childhood, you seem to almost "grow up" with her, sharing in her learning experiences, anguishes, laughter and tears, loves and hates. Finally, the truth from someone who knows... and who better to write a factual account than someone who shared a bond only sisters can share. However...Janis Joplin fans- Beware! Open your mind before you read this book to guard yourself against becoming disillusioned... Janis Joplin was larger than life in many respects, but was still a living breathing, cursing, mistake-making human being. This is the TRUTH... no glossing over. Warts and all, this is the Janis Joplin who actually WAS, not the Janis created by the media. I found myself happy for Janis when the going was good, and grieving for her when I knew the end was near; wishing I could warn her of what was to come... A wonderful book, and a must read for fans who think they really know Janis... you don't yet, but you will! Yes, Laura, your beloved sister is remembered - Thanks again for caring so much about the preservation of her legacy.

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