New York: Villard, (1992). First edition. Hardcover. Review copy with publisher's dated slip, three photographs, and several press releases laid in. This biography of Janis Joplin, by her sister Laura, includes newly discovered letters by Janis, one of the first female rock superstars. Often characterized as a tragic figure set on a self-destructive course culminating in a heroin and alcohol related death at the age of 27 in 1970, Janis was in fact more complex, more intellectual and artistrically driven, her story more complicated than it first appeared. Her sister Laura shows a side to Janis that the public never saw, a woman of great humor, accomplishment, and artistic integrity, as well as one of surprising fragility and anxiety. Illustrated from photographs. 242pp with index. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Item #14261
ISBN: 0679416056

Price: $75.00

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