Janis

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 22 Oct 2019

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This is an extremely well researched timeline biography of one of the greatest female rock voices of the 60's and 70's.

This is not, by any means, an easy ride through her life. Janis Joplin lived and died tragically young- in the limelight under public scrutiny her struggles, abuses and successes are brought to life in this engrossing but tough read.

Music was Janis and Janis was her music is the best way to describe how the author tackled this biography. The 2 are inseparable; the one fueled the other and Holly George-Warren captures her life through both lenses seamlessly.

⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher Simon & Schuster, and author Ms. Holly George-Warren for the opportunity to read this Advanced Readers Copy.
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If you think you know Janis Joplin's story, you're wrong. Yes, there are the facts -- mostly about her unconventional style and her untimely death -- that most of us know, but there is so much more to this lost soul than most people realize. This book, by Holly George-Warren, tells the story of not only the all-too-short length of Janis' life, but also the breadth of it: The relationship with her parents and siblings, the way she was treated in school for living life on her own terms in a time (the 1950s) when conformity was the order of the day. It tells of her triumphs as well as her tragedies, and it will leave you seeing Janis as more than just another rock star whose hard-livin' livestyle send them down the wrong path. 

Whether you're a Janis Joplin fan or are simply looking to read a biography of a complex, complicated, interesting person, this book is a must-read.
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