What We Are Reading Today: Janis by Holly George-Warren

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Tue, 2019-12-03 00:53

Over the decades, several books have been written about Janis
Joplin. 

Now comes Holly George-Warren’s masterfully researched
Janis: Her Life and Music — the significance-establishing project
Joplin appreciators have been waiting for. 

Her significance has been muted by the brevity of her career
(she died, at 27, in 1970).

“Although the book is full of lovers and almost lovers, and
music-world-familiar producers, musicians and compadres, it zeros
in on Janis’s singing skill,” Sheila Weller said a review for
The New York Times.

Weller said Janis “died in the motel she was staying at in Los
Angeles just before her last — and biggest — solo album, Pearl,
was released. She had done all of her boundary breaking by the time
she was three years shy of 30.”

Janis “was a perfectionist: A passionate, erudite musician who
was born with talent but also worked exceptionally hard to develop
it. She was a woman who pushed the boundaries of gender long before
it was socially acceptable,” said a review in goodreads.com.

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What We Are Reading Today: Janis by Holly George-Warren