Title: Joni Mitchell – In Her Own Words
Author: Malka Maron
Pages: 292 Pages
Publisher: ECW Press
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.
Joni Mitchell is a fascinating character and one of those women in music history who hasn’t been celebrated enough in my opinion. An artist, a poet, a musician. She is an absolute legend.
In Malka Moran’s book Joni Mitchell – In Her Own Words we see Joni Mitchell in her most honest. This comes with Joni Mitchell’s relationship with Malka Maron. It is probably the most candid that she has ever been in interview. It makes this memoir an absolutely fascinating read.
Joni Mitchell – in Her Own Words by Malka Maron is available now.
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