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Piece of My Heart: Janis Joplin Hardcover


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Delilah Books
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0933328907
  • ISBN-13: 978-0933328907
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,671,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By "ripple26" on July 29, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book gives a glimpse into the fascinating life of Pearl herself. You can see the troubles that led her to drink, and led her to sing with her soul. I loved this book and would say to any Joplin fan, it's totally worth the read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chippy on February 17, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book is basically a running dialogue with Janis Joplin, as recorded by a young journalist, David Dalton. He went on the road with Janis, and (thank GOD!) brought a tape-recorder with him. Of all the Joplin biographies, this one gives the reader the best glimpse into the actualy day-to-day life of Janis, and let's us get a sense of what she was actually like as a person.

A big high point of this book is that Dalton went along on the Festival Express...the week long excursion thru Canada...so there are lots of juicy tidbits about various celebrities, including the Grateful Dead.

During a recent hurricane that hit the city I live in, I lost all power (and water, since I live in the country, and have a 500 foot well)...and I re-read this by candlelight. It is just one of those books that you can read over and over and it never loses its flavor.

By the way, where the heck IS David Dalton now? I've done dozens of Google searches, and cannot find him. If anyone knows where he is (or even if he is still alive) please post it here....thank you!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ellis A. Muncy on March 2, 2009
Format: Paperback
It was great to go back in the 60's and image what life was all about. Janis was a Super Lonely Misunderstood Woman. Her voice was full of Power like no other woman has ever had.. Enjoyed Reading all about her life. Thank you for selling it to me..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By scubagirl on June 19, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I bought this book hoping to gain a little insight in Ms. Joplin and her life. the writer has no insight on the woman other than a drunken tour in 1970. I find my self skipping thru his 'philosophical BS, looking for snippets of meaningles conversations Janis had with randon bar patrons. UGH what a waste of money. highly NOT reccomended.
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By Nancy Akers on November 23, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It was a difficult read as the writer's style was typical of the times of the subject. Lots of inside facts about Janis, her talent and her sadness. Not sorry I purchased the book, but you have to be able to pay attention to follow the author's writing style. I recommend the book.
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