Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin

A mere eleven years after Holly’s fatal plane crash, another Texas rock icon went to the great beyond – but the cultural landscape had changed beyond recognition as evidenced by Alice Echols’ revisionist bio. Echols peels away Joplin’s tough-mama caricature to reveal a desperate brilliance. The posthumous psychoanalysis is buttressed by fresh interviews that show Janis’ intelligence and talent were exceeded only by her insecurity.

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