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Scars of Sweet Paradise The Life and Times of Janis Joplin

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ISBN-10: 0805053948

ISBN-13: 9780805053944

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Alice Echols

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Janis Joplin was the skyrocket chick of the sixties, the woman who broke into the boys' club of rock and out of the stifling good-girl femininity of postwar America. With her incredible wall-of-sound vocals, Joplin was the voice of a generation, and when she OD'd on heroin in October 1970, a generation's dreams crashed and burned with her. Alice Echols pushes past the legary Joplin-the red-hot mama of her own invention-as well as the familiar portrait of the screwed-up star victimized by the era she symbolized, to examine the roots of Joplin's muscianship and explore a generation's experiment with high-risk living and the terrible price it exacted. A deeply affecting biography of one of…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 2/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Alice Echols, author of Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplinand Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America,has written for The Nation, The Village Voice, Newsday,and L.A. Weekly.

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