Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words

  • by Malka Marom
  • Narrated by Carrington MacDuffie
  • 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 that 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.

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What the Critics Say

"Mitchell's story will resonate on a universal level, just as her timeless music has already done." (Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

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Disappointing!

Only buy this book if you want to know about the contents of her songs as that is all it is about. There is very little if anything about the life of Joni Mitchell. Didn't manage to get to the end
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- mr

Fascinating

This is a really enjoyable set of three interviews between Joni and Malka, a respectful and intelligent musician and journalist, who clearly had the confidence of this private artist. Because of the standard of questions asked, these interviews give a fascinating insight into Joni's creative process and inner life. They each take place some years apart. I loved the narrator - she allowed you to hear her as both Joni and Malka, and was subtle in her expression. You kind of forget you're not hearing the two women themselves speaking - just what you want!
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- Mister Kite

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio