The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1476793123

Total Pages:400

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Longlisted for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was. Janis Joplin’s first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues, music you could only find on obscure records and in roadhouses along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. But even before that, she stood out in her conservative oil town. She was a tomboy who was also intellectually curious and artistic. By the time she reached high school, she had drawn the scorn of her peers for her embrace of the Beats and her racially progressive views. Her parents doted on her in many ways, but were ultimately put off by her repeated acts of defiance. Janis Joplin has passed into legend as a brash, impassioned soul doomed by the pain that produced one of the most extraordinary voices in rock history. But in these pages, Holly George-Warren provides a revelatory and deeply satisfying portrait of a woman who wasn’t all about suffering. Janis was a perfectionist: a passionate, erudite musician who was born with talent but also worked exceptionally hard to develop it. She was a woman who pushed the boundaries of gender and sexuality long before it was socially acceptable. She was a sensitive seeker who wanted to marry and settle down—but couldn’t, or wouldn’t. She was a Texan who yearned to flee Texas but could never quite get away—even after becoming a countercultural icon in San Francisco. Written by one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history, and based on unprecedented access to Janis Joplin’s family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews, Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due.

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Love, Janis

Author:Laura Joplin

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062798170

Total Pages:464

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A revealing and intimate biography about Janis Joplin, the Queen of Classic Rock, written by her younger sister. Janis Joplin blazed across the sixties music scene, electrifying audiences with her staggering voice and the way she seemed to pour her very soul into her music. By the time her life and artistry were cut tragically short by a heroin overdose, Joplin had become the stuff of rock–and–roll legend. Through the eyes of her family and closest friends , we see Janis as a young girl, already rebelling against injustice, racism, and hypocrisy in society. We follow Janis as she discovers her amazing talents in the Beat hangouts of Venice and North Beach–singing in coffeehouses, shooting speed to enhance her creativity, challenging the norms of straight society. Janis truly came into her own in the fantastic, psychedelic, acid–soaked world of Haight–Asbury. At the height of her fame, Janis's life is a whirlwind of public adoration and hard living. Laura Joplin shows us not only the public Janice who could drink Jim Morrison under the table and bean him with a bottle of booze when he got fresh; she shows us the private Janis, struggling to perfect her art, searching for the balance between love and stardom, battling to overcome her alcohol addiction and heroin use in a world where substance abuse was nearly universal. At the heart of Love, Janis is an astonishing series of letters by Janis herself that have never been previously published. In them she conveys as no one else could the wild ride from awkward small–town teenager to rock–and–roll queen. Love, Janis is the new life of Janis Joplin we have been waiting for–a celebration of the sixties' joyous experimentation and creativity, and a loving, compassionate examination of one of that era's greatest talents.

Janis Joplin

Author:Ann Angel

Publisher:Abrams

ISBN:1683355970

Total Pages:128

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Forty years after her death, Janis Joplin remains among the most compelling and influential figures in rock-and-roll history. Her story—told here with depth and sensitivity by author Ann Angel—is one of a girl who struggled against rules and limitations, yet worked diligently to improve as a singer. It’s the story of an outrageous rebel who wanted to be loved, and of a wild woman who wrote long, loving letters to her mom. And finally, it’s the story of one of the most iconic female musicians in American history, who died at twenty-seven. Janis Joplin includes more than sixty photographs, and an assortment of anecdotes from Janis’s friends and band mates. This thoroughly researched and well-illustrated biography is a must-have for all young artists, music lovers, and pop-culture enthusiasts.

Janis Joplin Biography: The Pearl of The Rock N’ Roll: Promiscuity, Cocaine and Alcohol Abuse On the Road

Author:Chris Dicker

Publisher:Chris Dicker

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Janis Joplin, the PEARL of the Rock N' Roll in the 1960s. Unlike other singers and artists, she passed away very soon, unable to finish probably one of her best albums in her career. Janis Joplin's lifestyle was quite messy. There's a reason for her death, especially when it comes to the events back from her childhood. Janis was an outcast in the society, but ...

Janis

Author:Janis C. Nelson

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9781462009879

Total Pages:172

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Janis grew up in North Sacramento where neighbors were like family. When her parents divorced and sold their home, Janis learned to adapt to many different environments. She milked cows on her aunt's farm, attended a one-room schoolhouse and found the love of her life in a beautiful little town called Round Valley. This book contains a kaleidoscope of cherished moments ranging from childhood memories to family history. Janis and her husband, Ted, decided to "smell the roses" as they went along, so they saved up all winter in order to travel a week or two in the summer. They appreciate the opportunities to have seen many awesome things of beauty on their journeys like DaVinci's statue of David, The Hope Diamond and the Lincoln Monument. Retirement is a gift of time to enjoy family, grandkids, yard sales and casinos. There are still places to see, so the traveling itch may need a little more scratching.

On the Road with Janis Joplin

Author:John Byrne Cooke

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0698154711

Total Pages:448

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One of Parade's Top Ten Rock n' Roll Reads As a road manager and filmmaker, he helped run the Janis Joplin show—and record it for posterity. Now he reveals the never-before-told story of his years with the young woman from Port Arthur who would become the first female rock and roll superstar—and depart the stage too soon. In 1967, as the new sound of rock and roll was taking over popular music, John Byrne Cooke was at the center of it all. As a member of D.A. Pennebaker’s film crew, he witnessed the astonishing breakout performances of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival that June. Less than six months later, he was on a plane to San Francisco, taking a job as road manager for Janis and her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. From then on, Cooke was Joplin’s road manager amid a rotating cast of musicians and personnel, a constant presence behind the scenes as the woman called Pearl took the world by storm. Cooke was there when Janis made the difficult decision to leave Big Brother and form a new band. He was with her when the Kozmic Blues Band toured Europe in the spring of 1969, when they performed at Woodstock in August, and when Janis and Full Tilt Boogie took their famous Festival Express train trip across Canada. He accompanied Janis to her friend and mentor Ken Threadgill’s 70th birthday party, and was at her side when she attended her tenth high school reunion in Port Arthur, Texas. This intimate memoir spans the years he spent with Janis, from her legendary rise to her tragic last days. Cooke tells the whole incredible story as only someone who lived it could. INCLUDES PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

27: Janis Joplin

Author:Chris Salewicz

Publisher:Quercus

ISBN:1623655285

Total Pages:320

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Janis Joplin, singer-songwriter, counterculture icon, the Queen of rock and roll, died aged just 27. During a short four-year career, blighted by alcoholism and drug abuse, she changed the face of music, carving out opportunities for a generation of female talent. Her powerful, raw vocals touched fans of folk music, blues and soul alike, with recordings such as 'Me and Bobby McGee', 'To Love Somebody' and 'Mercedes Benz' widely recognized as classics of their era. In 27: Janis Joplin acclaimed author Chris Salewicz examines Joplin's troubled and unconventional existence, and explains her profound musical influence. This is the fifth in a series of exclusive music ebooks, an ambitious project examining the perils of genius, celebrity and excess. Other titles in the series include 27: Amy Winehouse, 27: Kurt Cobain, 27: Brian Jones, and 27: Jimi Hendrix.

Baby Janis

Author:Running Press

Publisher:Running Press Kids

ISBN:0762473541

Total Pages:24

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Introduce your littlest rocker to early concepts through the creativity of Janis Joplin in this fun and entertaining book that is perfect for the next generation of music lovers. Featuring eleven spreads pairing elements of Janis Joplin with simple words, this is the book for any Janis fan, young or old. Baby Janis teaches babies and toddlers a variety of nouns (heart, baby, half moon, pearl, tattoo, guitar, etc.).

Buried Alive

Author:Myra Friedman

Publisher:Crown

ISBN:0307790525

Total Pages:400

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Electrifying, highly acclaimed, and intensely personal, this new and updated version of Myra Friedman's classic biography of Janis Joplin teems with dramatic insights into Joplin's genius and into the chaotic times that catapulted her to fame as the legendary queen of rock. It is a stunning panorama of the turbulent decade when Joplin's was the rallying voice of a generation that lost itself in her music and found itself in her words. From her small hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, from the intimate coffeehouses to the supercharged concert halls, from the glitter of worldwide fame to her tragic end in a Hollywood hotel, here is all the fire and anguish of an immortal, immensely talented, and troubled performer who devoured everything the rock scene had to offer in a fatal attempt to make peace with herself and her era. Yet, in an eloquent introduction recently written by the author, Joplin emerges from her "ugly duckling" childhood as a woman truly ahead of her time, an outrageous rebel, a defiant outcast and artist of incomparable authenticity who, almost in spite of herself, became to so many a symbol of triumph over adversity. This edition also contains an afterword detailing the whereabouts of a large and colorful cast of characters who were part of Joplin's life, as well as "We Remember Janis," a new chapter of poignant and affectionate anecdotes told by friends.

Ruby Dreams of Janis Joplin

Author:Mary Clearman Blew

Publisher:U of Nebraska Press

ISBN:1496208765

Total Pages:240

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Music, whether a Debussy étude or Gram Parsons's "Hickory Wind," has been a constant in Ruby Gervais's life. After Ruby helps fuel a paranoid fervor that spreads like wildfire throughout her rural Montana community, her home life deteriorates. As a sixteen-year-old high school dropout busing tables at the local bar two nights a week, her prospects are uncertain. So when, after her shift one night, the Idaho Rivermen invite her to join their band and head toward fame and fortune, Ruby doesn't think twice. In Ruby Dreams of Janis Joplin Mary Clearman Blew deftly braids together memories of the past with the present, when the Rivermen have imploded and a severely bruised and disillusioned Ruby returns to her hometown to find everything she ran away from waiting for her. In lyrical yet muscular prose, Blew explores women dealing with the isolation of small towns, the enduring damage done when a community turns against itself, the lasting effects of abuse on the vulnerable, and our capacity to confront the past and heal. Throughout, Ruby Dreams of Janis Joplin is underscored by the music that forms inextricable bonds between Blew's fascinating characters.

A Night with Janis Joplin Songbook

Author:Janis Joplin

Publisher:Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN:1495004805

Total Pages:112

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(Vocal Selections). Janis Joplin burst onto the music scene in 1967 and, with her distinct and emotional voice, became the queen of rock and roll. This musical journey celebrates Janis and her influences legends like Etta James, Nina Simone, and Aretha Franklin. Our vocal selections from the Tony Award-nominated musical includes 18 songs: Ball and Chain * Cry Baby * Down on Me * I'm Gonna Rock My Way to Heaven * Kozmic Blues/I Shall Be Released * Little Girl Blue * Maybe * Me and Bobby McGee * Mercedes Benz * Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out * Piece of My Heart * Spirit in the Dark * Stay with Me * Summertime * Tell Mama * Today I Sing the Blues * Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) * Turtle Blues.

Methodological and theoretical problems with Janis' groupthink theory

Author:Marcos Alonso Rodriguez

Publisher:GRIN Verlag

ISBN:3656704783

Total Pages:11

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Psychology - Social Psychology, grade: 67, Nottingham Trent University, language: English, abstract: This academic paper analyzes the theoretical and methodological problems with Janis ́ groupthink theory. Groupthink is “a mode of thinking that people engage in when they are deeply involved in a cohesive in-group when the members’ strivings for unanimity override their motivation to realistically appraise alternative courses of action” and “a deterioration of mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgement that results from in-group pressure (Janis, 1982, p. 9). Therefore it is seen as a process which turns competent and prolific groups into incompetent and unproductive ones on the basis of defective decision making.

Psychiatry

Author:Janis Cutler,Eric Marcus

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0199706824

Total Pages:688

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Designed specifically for medical students, as well as other trainees in the health professions, including social workers, occupational therapists, and psychiatric residents, Psychiatry 2e is a dynamic introductory textbook in psychiatry. Ideally suited for first and second year medical students during their psychopathology course and third year medical students during their psychiatry clerkship, the material, including extensive tables, is presented in a clear, concise and practical manner perfect for exam preparation. The authors provide a thorough yet concise introduction to clinical psychiatry, focusing on basic clinical skills like recognition and assessment of psychiatric illness. Clinically relevant information is emphasized, including practical interviewing techniques. Psychiatry 2e also uses case studies, DSM-IV guidelines, and extensive tables offset from the text to act as a comprehensive yet concise guide for the busy medical student studying for exams. In addition, the second edition includes a new chapter devoted to child and adolescent psychiatry and the authors have expanded their coverage of cultural and geriatric issues in psychiatry. A broader discussion of the psychotherapies is also included, in recognition of the increasing role that cognitive behavior therapy plays in the treatment of many psychiatric conditions. Written by two well-known Columbia University Professors who direct medical student education in psychiatry, the tone is balanced and practical, perfect for the medical student not specializing in psychiatry.

Scars of Sweet Paradise

Author:Alice Echols

Publisher:Metropolitan Books

ISBN:1466839791

Total Pages:432

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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 America's most brilliant and tormented stars, Scars of Sweet Paradise is also a vivid and incisive cultural history of an era that changed the world for us all.

The Little Beech Tree

Author:Janis Ridgley

Publisher:Fulton Books, Inc.

ISBN:1646544269

Total Pages:22

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Little Beech Tree is an endearing story of a small beech tree growing in the shadow of much bigger trees. In the fall, while the leaves of the other trees turn brilliant colors, the leaves of the distraught Little Beech Tree stay green. The People, as the Little Beech Tree calls them, visit the forest and admire the brilliant colors of the tall Sugar Maple and the Quaking Aspen and the towering Oak. The Little Beech Tree becomes very sad that none of the visitors even notice him with his green leaves. The tale teaches children about the four seasons and overcoming hardships from the perspective of a very unusual little tree. In the process, the story builds understanding of various trees and their leaves, the concepts of left and right, big and small, different colors, and various modes of transportation. Young children may especially appreciate the travails and eventual triumph of the resilient Little Beech Tree. Read Little Beech Tree and discover its uplifting message of how the little tree with his green leaves realizes his self-worth. Dedicated to all the children who have attended the Children’s Castle.

Presentation Success

Author:Janis Fisher Chan

Publisher:AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN:0761213821

Total Pages:158

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What does it take to impress an audience? No more boring presentations Presentation Success gives you what it takes to succeed-spectacularly-when you stand up to impress an audience. Packed with easy-to-use worksheets, strategies, and tips, this book delivers success. It helps you overcome "presentation fear" and makes it easy to plan, prepare, and deliver the kind of presentations that make people sit up and take notice. You'll discover the best ways to prepare your opening, write smooth transitions, plan your Q&A session, and troubleshoot potential problem areas. You'll learn how to use body language, communicate clearly, gain and hold attention, listen effectively, and elicit valuable feedback. Eye-opening self-evaluation exercises enable you to pull the pieces together and practice the skills you need to be a resounding success. You can use the handy resource section to access timely books, websites, and media tools to continue your learning. This is an ebook version of the AMA Self-Study course. If you want to take the course for credit you need to either purchase a hard copy of the course through amaselfstudy.org or purchase an online version of the course through www.flexstudy.com.

The Cinema of Québec

Author:Janis L. Pallister

Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN:9780838635629

Total Pages:599

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Quebecois cinema, too long neglected and too long unknown by American viewers, and often not appreciated on its own terrain, receives its well-deserved defense in Janis L. Pallister's The Cinema of Quebec: Masters in Their Own House. According to Pallister, the neglect of quebecois cinema comes through ignorance, sometimes to be attributed to the whims of distributors. She intends that this study will redeem quebecois cinema and restore its status as an overlooked cinematic jewel, to be valued for its own beauty. Major films, including Mon oncle Antoine, Les bons debarras, Le Declin de l'empire americain, Jesus de Montreal, Pouvoir intime, Un Zoo la nuit, Les fous de Bassan, J.A. Martin, photographe, as well as many other lesser-known works, are dealt with exhaustively. In addition, the gynefilms of Lea Pool and such women directors' films as Mourir a tue-tete and Sonatine, are amply discussed. Additionally, films about quebecois history and politics, films taken from the literature of Quebec, films about the quebecois society, documentary films, animated films - all aspects and genres of the cinematic arts as practiced in Quebec have a place in the author's work. Pallister treats the film production of Quebec from a historico-aesthetic perspective, but also pays attention to the historical, social, and political context in which this cinematic corpus was made. Although the book is largely concerned with films by French-speaking filmmakers, there is also a brief chapter on films in other languages, especially English.

Images in Sand

Author:Janis K. Sternbergs

Publisher:University Press of Kentucky

ISBN:0813195063

Total Pages:112

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In 1965 Janis Sternbergs made a few playful lines in some sand on his studio table and was struck by the image he had created. A photograph of this confluence of shadows showed what seemed to be a great earth sculpture of vast depth and breadth. So began an art form which united the talents and skills of engraver, sculptor, painter, and photographer. And when Sternbergs added color effects to his images by use of photo-screen process printing, he employed the skills of still another medium—one in which he is a recognized master. In this book Sternbergs first explains and demonstrates many of the techniques he has developed in producing his dramatic sand "paintings." In a series of illustrations designed to instruct the neophyte sand artist, we see a variety of commonplace tools used to explore the many possibilities of sand as a material for spontaneous work. What one supremely creative mind has done with the medium can be seen in the catalog of Sternbergs's sand images which follows the instructional portion of the book. The 154 black and white photographs not only suggest the range and potential of sand imagery, but attest as well to the imagination and versatility of the artist.

The Bounty Hunter's Bride

Author:Janis Jakes

Publisher:Pelican Ventures Book Group

ISBN:1522303499

Total Pages:228

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Bounty hunter Luke Lancaster brings the best of both worlds to his work—the tracking skills of his Comanche father and the marksmanship he learned from his missionary grandfather. When Luke is hired to track down a young man wanted for murder, he assumes it's a routine capture, but he's taken on a wild ride when he discovers that the accused is actually an innocent school teacher who knows too much for her own good. Determined to uncover the truth, Luke sets out to keep himself and Billie alive while bringing the real outlaws to justice. As they race across Texas, Luke falls more in love with Billie. But could a schoolteacher ever want a half-Comanche bounty hunter? Does Luke stand a chance or is he just her ride to freedom?

French-speaking Women Film Directors

Author:Janis L. Pallister

Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN:9780838637364

Total Pages:250

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This guide offers listings of some 300 Francophone women from around the world & their work. Wherever possible, entries include dates, brief biographies, descriptions & brief critical analyses.