Buried Alive: The Biography of Janis Joplin

Buried Alive: The Biography of Janis Joplin

by Myra Friedman

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ISBN-13: 9780517586501
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 09/28/1992
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 234,030
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Myra Friedman has written on music and the arts and on contemporary cultural and social movements. Once a musician herself, she worked in the record industry and, in the late sixties, was Janis Joplin’s publicist until the star’s death in October 1970. Her biography of Janis Joplin is considered one of the most moving and significant books about a rock figure ever written. A landmark work when first published in 1973, it won the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award and received a National Book Award nomination.

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Buried Alive: The Biography of Janis Joplin 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used this book for Living history and I loved the speificness of her childhood. I couldnt find that anywhere else.
Darcia on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Buried Alive is a moving and disturbing account of Janis Joplin's life. Written by her publicist, who knew Janis well, this book definitely shines a spotlight on Janis' erratic behavior and personality. I was somewhat disappointed that the author glossed over Woodstock and Janis' participation there. However, it was well written and filled with personal observations and experiences with Janis as she traveled to stardom.
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KPShrewsbury More than 1 year ago
Interesting to learn of the over-the-top life of Jania, however I did not care for Myra Friedman's writing style......a little too text-bookish to be entertaining.
BookAddictFL More than 1 year ago
Buried Alive is a moving and disturbing account of Janis Joplin's life. Written by her publicist, who knew Janis well, this book definitely shines a spotlight on Janis' erratic behavior and personality. I was somewhat disappointed that the author glossed over Woodstock and Janis' participation there. However, it was well written and filled with personal observations and experiences with Janis as she traveled to stardom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having read every book published about Janis, Buried Alive was above and beyond the most interesting to read. Loaded with fact and inevitable drama, Myra Friedman (seems) to have accurately conveyed the reality of Janis'life and personal turmoil. She seems to feel protective of and exhasperated by the subject. Yet,as a responsible writer, she seems to not have polished,finessed nor refrained from conveying the harsh reality of the singer's life.I ripped through the book and think it would be super interesting to meet Myra Friedman; she writes very well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book yet about Janis Joplin her life and her legend.Myra Freidmans insights are deeply felt and thought provoking.Also gives a complete feeling of what it was like to live in the turbulent era that was the 60's.In my opinion this is the best book about Janis.Honest and unromantisied.