Susan Whitall at the Farmington Community Library

Join us for a lecture, discussion and book signing with Susan Whitall at the Farmington Community Library Main Library (32737 W. 12 Mile Rd.) on April 25th at 7:00PM. She’ll discuss her latest book, Joni on Joni, which includes interviews with Joni by an array of writers. Whitall will  present her talk: “Joni in Detroit: How the Cass Corridor Shaped Joni Mitchell’s Iconic Music,”  Registration is requested.

About Joni on Joni

Joni on Joni is an authoritative, chronologically arranged anthology of some of Mitchell’s most illuminating interviews, spanning the years 1966 to 2014. It includes revealing pieces from her early years in Canada and Detroit along with influential articles such as Cameron Crowe’s never-before-anthologized Rolling Stone piece. Interspersed throughout the book are key quotes from dozens of additional Q&As. Together, this material paints a revealing picture of the artist— bragging and scornful, philosophical and deep, but also a beguiling flirt.


Praise for Whitall’s previous books

…Motown buffs will relish hearing a few more voices add to the lore: the rise and drawn-out demise of Mary Wells; on the road with Diana Ross; the sequined dresses; the rivalries, the romances; the summer ‘Dancing in the Street’ was banned in some cities for inciting riots.

Paige Smoron, The Chicago Sun-Times, on Women of Motown

A heartfelt, in-depth portrait of one of rhythm & blues’ most tragically overlooked vocal stars. Susan Whitall once again reminds us why she is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable curators of Detroit music.

Allan Slutsky, author of “Standing in the Shadows of Motown,” on Fever

(Four stars) Superb…a remarkable story that Whitall details with exceptional clarity.

Mojo, on Fever

Susan Whitall is an award-winning journalist, and a former writer and editor at the iconic Creem Magazine, where she worked from 1975-’83. She is the author of three books, the most recent being Joni on Joni: Interviews and Encounters with Joni Mitchell (Chicago Review Press), a collection of some of the most illuminating and personal interviews with Joni Mitchell by a variety of writers.

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