Grammy winner Audie winner
"Her mesmerizing memoir transports us back in time with both words and music. Each chapter begins with an evocative lyric, and in this audio, read and sung by Ian, listeners are thrust into the moment."
– Booklist featured review
In the works for more than three years, noted director Stefan Rudnicki and Janis teamed up for this project, the first of many. Says Janis, "It's a completely different world than recording music - harder in some ways, easier in others. But it's a thrill to know that the book is finally available in this format!!"
Much to everyone's surprise, after a slow start (and brilliant reviews), the audiobook went on to win a Grammy for "Best Spoken Word". Other nominees were First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, and television hosts Rachel Maddow and Ellen Degeneres. The list of nominees prompted Janis to begin her acceptance speech by saying "There's a joke in here somewhere... an ex-president, the First lady, and three lesbians walk into a bar...."
12 hours, 10 CD's, with Janis singing and playing throughout.