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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.
©2014 Malka Marom (P)2014 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"Mitchell's story will resonate on a universal level, just as her timeless music has already done." ( Library Journal)
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4 out of 5 stars
By M. Graham on 03-28-15

Excellent narrator, fascinating subject

Where does Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Second best to Vol. 1 of the new Beatles biography

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She does everything right--lovely voice, and she manages to capture Joni's voice and spirit not by trying to imitate her but by somehow giving the right inflections with the right energy. Very unpretentious and engaging performance.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Trey on 11-03-16

Painful and Dull

I've read several hundred biographies and this one was the worst. In as much as I love Joni Mitchell as an artist, writer, vocalist, guitarist and poet, I have to believe that it's the tone of the narrator and the fact that this book was simply complied from several interviews by the same writer many years ago. It was a painfully dull and dry read and after listening to about 70% of it I had to put it down.

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1 out of 5 stars
By mr on 06-16-16

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Mister Kite on 05-29-16

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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