Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Piece of My Heart: Janis Joplin

3.8 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
click to open popover
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Delilah Books
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0933328907
  • ISBN-13: 978-0933328907
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,738,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By A Customer 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.
Comment 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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!
1 Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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..
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse