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Gossip & Innuendo,
This review is from: Joni Mitchell (Hardcover)
This "biography" is little more than a cut & paste compilation of gossipy news items about Mitchell.
There's little in depth about her incredible music (surely the reason she's worthy of a biography) & far too much tittle tattle about her love life. Mitchell tells us quite a bit about herself - elusively - in her songs. What is needed is a serious look at how she goes about the process of distilling the realities of her life into some of the 20th century's best music. The author has neither the insight or the musical & creative knowledge for this to happen.
Short of Mitchell herself writing her autobiography, you'd do better to read Sheila Weller's "Girls Like Us" which sets Mitchell firmly in a cultural & historical context & addresses the importance of her life & music to a generation of women.