Buried Alive

Buried Alive

The Biography of Janis Joplin

Book - 1992
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Random House, Inc.
Electrifying, highly acclaimed, and intensely personal, this new and updated version of Myra Friedman's classic biography of Janis Joplin teems with dramatic insights into Joplin's genius and into the chaotic times that catapulted her to fame as the legendary queen of rock. It is a stunning panorama of the turbulent decade when Joplin's was the rallying voice of a generation that lost itself in her music and found itself in her words.

From her small hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, from the intimate coffeehouses to the supercharged concert halls, from the glitter of worldwide fame to her tragic end in a Hollywood hotel, here is all the fire and anguish of an immortal, immensely talented, and troubled performer who devoured everything the rock scene had to offer in a fatal attempt to make peace with herself and her era. Yet, in an eloquent introduction recently written by the author, Joplin emerges from her "ugly duckling" childhood as a woman truly ahead of her time, an outrageous rebel, a defiant outcast and artist of incomparable authenticity who, almost in spite of herself, became to so many a symbol of triumph over adversity.

This edition also contains an afterword detailing the whereabouts of a large and colorful cast of characters who were part of Joplin's life, as well as "We Remember Janis," a new chapter of poignant and affectionate anecdotes told by friends.

Baker & Taylor
A business associate and friend of the late rock star delves into the nature, character, and struggle of the person behind the legend

Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, [1992]
Edition: New and updated, first Harmony Books edition
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780517586501
0517586509
Branch Call Number: 780.92 JOPLI FRIED
Characteristics: xxx, 353 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Janis Joplin
Notes: Includes index

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