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Love, Janis

Love, Janis

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by Laura Joplin

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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 staggering voice and the way she seemed to pour her very soul into her music. By the time her life and artistry were cut tragically short by a heroin overdose, Joplin

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Love, Janis 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In The book Love, Janis Linda Joplin is telling the life of Janis Joplin, through her sister¿s eyes. Using old letters and her own knowledge about her sister. In this amazing book about the life and times of Janis Joplin, you will end up feeling like you knew and loved her yourself. Linda Joplin does a great job of portraying the best times of her sister¿s life and the worst tragedy¿s Janis experienced in her short but unforgettable life. While I was reading this book every page I read I got more and more enthused! Janis growing up in Austin TX starts singing around bars of the small country towns. Getting a call from an old friend saying that he can get her an audition for a band, Janis runs to Sanfransisco. Starting out in the band Big Brother and the holding co. Janis starts her legacy. Having a constant battle fighting her drug addiction, while reading this book that made it an exciting turn pager. This book was the best book I have ever read. It was exciting and gives you a rush never knowing what is going to happen from one page to the other. I personally think this book has no weak points. This book is fun, emotional, funny and depressing all at the same time. It helps you to see what is important in life. I think that everyone should go out and read this book, its is a perfect book to read any time. There¿s never a dull moment.
PhDrSeuss More than 1 year ago
this book told so much bout her & her life. i read lots of things in this book that i didnt even know nor aware of. janis sure did lead/have a helluva life. i dont know the last time i read a book so fast.
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Lindseyae More than 1 year ago
Having been raised around music from the 60's and 70's era, I quickly became a fan of Janis Joplin at a very young age. In this book written by her sister, she captures the readers attention with every detail of every moment in Janis's life. After reading this I felt as if I had known Janis forever. You get to become familiar with Janis the "Rocker" and Janis the normal, just your everyday girl looking for her place and longing for acceptance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book. I started reading it not really knowing anything about Janis. It was quite interesting.
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30at50 More than 1 year ago
While I was reading the book the play came out at the Downstairs Cabaret Theater in downtown Rochester New York. I went to see it and it was Just AWESOME! I have read this book and the book by Myra Freidman. I wanted to know the woman behind the voice and now I think I understand. I feel like I know her. I should have been so luckey!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Laura Joplin tells the story of her sister whiih became a rock star. The story unfolds on her succes with music, her love for alcohol,love affairs and the family relationships. Also Insight on how she was perceived by her peirs. Touching story that end in a New York hotel room...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't think that 'Buried Alive' is better than this book, like one of the reviews say. I felt it is a book with deep insight, especially the aurther pointing out that it is part of the American culture to use medication to ease our pain , drugs from asprin to heroin. Janis was lonely and nobody came close enough, it was too much of a trouble to understand her, she needed too much warmth and nobody wanted to embrace her that long, it would have taken so much time to heal her. So she took up a pain killer called heroin that was thrown in front of her, so she can suppress it alone and nobody can be bothered about her pain, and everybody was happy.Including her family.Very American. Until she died. I do feel Laura is trying her best to understand her sister, but she does not understand how it is to have such a strong energy in a dull place, the isolation and unworthiness that arises by not able to feel content in a family she loves. But it was a great book, a must read.