Janis Joplin's sister uses newly discovered letters to chronicle the singer's life, discussing her restless teen years, involvement in the hippie scene at Haight-Ashbury, sexual experimentation, drug use, career, and death. 60,000 first printing. Tour.
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Janis Joplin's sister has fashioned a biography from the letters Janis wrote to her family during her turbulent career. The book articulates the confusion of this artist's life in the drug culture of the late sixties. Winger makes little vocal distinction between Laura's narrative and Janis's letters. Winger's voice is simultaneously gravelly, sexy and raw, yet sweet and charming. It suitably conveys the pathos of Janis Joplin, a young star who wrote home about the lifestyle that killed her. One wishes for more than a few innocuous bars of Joplin's music at the program's conclusion. D.W.K. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Villard, 1992. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Now in paperback, a candid look at rock legend Janis Joplin by her younger sister. Includes previously unpublished letters and a new Afterword by the author. 94 photos & illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0679416056
Book Description Villard, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110679416056
Book Description Villard, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0679416056
Book Description Villard, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0679416056
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97806794160501.0