By Malka Marom and Joni Mitchell
When singer, musician, and broadcast journalist Malka Marom was asked to interview Joni Mitchell in 1973, she eagerly accepted the opportunity to converse with the performer she'd first met late one night in 1966 at an open mic in Yorkville.
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: Both Sides Now, 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 inspiring others.
'Such a wonderful read. You could dive into any page and strike gold.' Louder Than War
'The conversations are so enlightening and candid.' Gigslutz
'An illuminating, candid and sometimes startling insight into the life and work of one of the most remarkable artists of the 20th century.' Record Collector
'The pleasures are the pleasures of being a fly on the wall.' Arts Fuse
'In the rare interviews she gives, Joni Mitchell doesn’t hold back. Mitchell comes across as more candid and outspoken than usual, likely due to the fact that Marom is part of Mitchell’s inner circle of friends.' Quill & Quire
Preview the first first pages of the book here.
Publication Date: 04.05.23
Extent: 304 pages
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