Analysis of David Yaffe's Reckless Daughter : Includes Key Takeaways & Review


PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. David Yaffe interviews Joni Mitchell and those close to her to create a portrait of not only the iconic singer and songwriter, but the generations of American music and culture she inspired. This SUMOREADS Analysis offers supplementary material to Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, SUMOREADS is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this SUMOREADS Analysis Include? A synopsis of the original book Key Takeaways & analysis In-depth Editorial review A short bio of the author Supplementary Info & Recommended Reading About the Original Book: Reckless Daughter by David Yaffee is equal parts biography, fan letter to Joni Mitchell, the renaissance musician, painter, and visionary artist. Yaffee traces Joni Mitchell's life from her birth in Alberta, Canada in 1947, through her experience with polio at age nine, the heartache (but never heartbreak) in her life, all the way up to her life in 2017, as she recovered from an aneurysm that left her speech impaired and her mind wandering. Though suffering is always lurking, make no mistake: Joni Mitchell used the wisdom born out of this suffering to give us the iconinc "Both Sides Now" and "River" and "Big Yellow Taxi." Rather than obsess over the suffering itself, David Yaffee constructs a portrait of an artist born out of resilience. She never stopped dancing, never stopped loving harder. In Reckless Daughters, the humanities scholar and journalist David Yaffee suggests that rather than inhibit her art, these experiences made her the artist so beloved, so personal for so many listeners past and present. BEFORE YOU BUY: The purpose of this SUMOREADS Analysis is to help you decide if it's worth the time, money and effort reading the original book (if you haven't already). SUMOREADS has pulled out the essence-but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, the original book.


Paperback | 26 pages
127 x 203 x 1mm | 36g
Publication date
31 Jan 2018
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform