Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell

In Her Own Words

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
A former folksinger and respected radio broadcaster describes her four-decade friendship with the legendary singer-songwriter and draws from their recorded conversations—as well as lyrics, photographs and paintings—to highlight the life and career of the artist.

Perseus Publishing
When singer, musician, and broadcast journalist Malka Marom had the opportunity to interview Joni Mitchell in 1973, she was eager to reconnect with the performer she’d first met late one night in 1966 at a Yorkville coffeehouse. More conversations followed over the next four decades of friendship, and it was only after Joni and Malka completed their last recorded interview, in 2012, that Malka discovered the heart of their discussions: the creative process.

In Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words, Joni and Malka follow this thread through seven decades of life and art, discussing the influence of Joni’s childhood, love and loss, playing dives and huge festivals, acclaim and criticism, poverty and affluence, glamorous triumphs and tragic mistakes . . .

This riveting narrative, told in interviews, lyrics, paintings, and photographs, is shared in the hope of illuminating a timeless body of work and inspiring others.

Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press 2014., ©2014
ISBN: 9781770905818
Branch Call Number: 781.64092 M6945m 2014
Characteristics: xxv, 255 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Mitchell, Joni


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A rich conversation between the author and Joni Mitchell that took place over four decades.

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May 02, 2016

Had I read this book before I read "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto," I'd have thought it was quite good but since I read that, this book paled in comparison - probably an unfair comparison.
The book is interesting in that it shows the progression of Joni's Life and the values she espoused. For her it was not about money or fame it was always about the music.

May 05, 2015

As a great admirer of Mitchell's creativity all the way back to "Both Sides Now", I appreciated her voicing many stories around the people and compositions in her life. Not especially fond of the interviewer's writing approach.


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May 05, 2015

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