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

Most Helpful

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


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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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- M. Graham

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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- Trey

Book Details

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