Janis: Her Life and Music

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Simon & Schuster Audio
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Compact Disc

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About the Author

Holly George-Warren is a two-time Grammy nominee and the award-winning author of sixteen books, including the New York Times bestseller The Road to Woodstock (with Michael Lang) and the biographies Janis: Her Life and Music, A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, and Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry. She has written for a variety of publications, including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and Entertainment Weekly. George-Warren teaches at the State University of New York in New Paltz.


"Excellent...George-Warren beautifully tells a moving story of a woman whose life and music inspired a generation."

-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

"Joplin fans rejoice! Holly George-Warren's biography is a triumph of passionate scholarship, thus making me love Janis--with all her baffling and brilliant complexity--even more."

-- "David Ritz, New York Times bestselling author"

"A must-read."

-- "AARP Magazine"

"A revelatory portrait of Joplin as a passionate, hard-working, boundary-pushing free spirit who refused to play by anyone's rules but her own."

-- "Bustle"

"This superb biography captures singer Janis Joplin's complex essence."

-- "Library Journal (starred review)"

"I've been waiting for the right person to write the definitive biography of Janis Joplin. All fans should be grateful it's finally here. Janis lives and breathes freedom and soul, and Holly George-Warren captures that spirit perfectly."

-- "Rosanne Cash, four-time Grammy Award winner"