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Joan Baez' early autobiography. Gives insight into her pacivism and her humanitarian world views....

Title : Daybreak
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ISBN : 9781011561230
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 191 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Daybreak Reviews

  • Christopher Newton
    2019-04-21 02:07

    Such a lovely little book. I've been reading from my own shelves lately, books that I picked up here and there planning to read one day and now the day has come. This one is a yellowed paperback with a 1969 publishing date, a book I never knew existed (until I saw it) although I've liked Miss Joanie most of my life, first for her music, later for her spirit.There is nothing anywhere in the little volume about about performing or about her career, although she was really on top in those years. Instead it's a collection of personal stories, all sweetly and simply written, about her mother, her father, Mimi, her childhood terrors, group therapy, Ira Sandperl, her belief in the power of non-violent resistance to evil, and these stories are interspersed with dreams and poem. Unexpected and a real treat for me.

  • Mark
    2019-04-23 05:27

    Joan Baez possesses one of the greatest voices ever to grace America. Her story is inspiring and uplifting. I'd love to hear her make an album of Civil War songs... it'd go down perfectly. With this book she carved out for herself a real place in culture, over and above her activist presence of the era. She's a darn good guitarist, too.

  • Velvetink
    2019-03-28 03:15

    I have the Panther 1968 Edition.

  • Jim
    2019-03-29 01:20

    had to read this in freshman year of high school, my 14 year old self thought i a complete waste, forty years later and having seen Baez in a dozen concerts and meeting her once, would be worth going back to.

  • JD
    2019-03-31 03:07

    A rather disjointed review of certain times in her life and the struggles with making progress in her quest for world peace nd the pacifist agenda which she firmly lived in her life.

  • Anna Bosman
    2019-04-24 05:17

    I always suspected Joan Baez must be a pretty cool person. Turns out that she is!

  • Anastassia
    2019-04-09 06:17

    As a fan of Joan Baez beautiful voice and intriguing personality, I was really excited when I found this book in a second-hand bookshop. It was lovely to have an opportunity to explore her from her own perspective and get to know her as a person rather than just a musician. The book reads not as a narrative but as if you were sitting down with Joan over coffee and listening to her talk to you. It's a very enjoyable experience which makes you feel as if you've become closer to understanding her, even though this book is just a glimpse of her experiences in life. All in all, this book would be interesting to anyone who already knows about and is interested in Joan Baez. If you do not know who she is, I imagine it would be a little strange to read.

  • Becky
    2019-04-11 02:37

    "The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of nonviolence has been the organization of violence."Some chapters in this slim book deserve a 4 or 5, but the quality and relevance of material is very inconsistent. Some moments of excellent story telling and glimpses of insight into the early influences that shaped Baez as an artist and activist--though if you didn't know her name, you would probably not glean that she ever had much influence outside her family and a few friends. Very much an artifact of its era rather than a timeless one.

  • Lp
    2019-03-30 04:08

    Memoir of Joan Baez. I read this about 30 years ago, when I didn't really know who she was. I was struck by the straightforward writing and the power of the story. Chapters are divided by poems and/or dreams. She wrote this when she was very young (27), so I'd like to read her follow-up memoir or two to see how she thinks it all turned out.

  • Timothy
    2019-04-02 02:29

    i haven't finished it yet but ms. baez is a wonderful writer, and the stories of her childhood are quite entertaining. although for some reason there was a lot of animal carnage, which i had to skip over.i also enjoy her folk music records, which are more traditional and less artsy than that other folky joan, joni mitchell.

  • Exem
    2019-04-03 02:33

    There are a few moments in this book in which I was brought to tears. She's had a very rich life, from what I interpret, and I feel like this book further proves her dedication to helping others, to changing things, to pacifism. You can tell that she's still maturing, and I can't wait to see what her other memoir offers.

  • Laurel
    2019-03-31 05:11

    This book was just beautiful. There were some slow moments, but I found myself not wanting it to end. I am quite the Joan Baez fan and had read her other book prior to reading this. From the moment I got into this book it struck me as personal and intimate. Joan is quite a lovely writer. The ending was touching and it made me emotional.

  • Jess
    2019-04-13 02:28

    I've seen some versions of this book that market it as a journal, which is more apt than "memoir." I dug the strange way Baez wove scenes, but I can see why someone would find it annoying. She's just a mellow life force, and I enjoyed her sweet positivity.(4/5)

  • Lauren
    2019-04-13 04:32

    Although I do not agree with her current political views, I read this book when it came out and enjoyed it very much. She has (or had?) a very engaging style of writing and I came away feeling like I knew her like a friend.

  • Tom Mueller
    2019-04-11 02:11

    I read this as a prelude to re-reading her newer autobiography, Joan BaezDaybreak has great insight into what lead Joan towards her activism and humanitarian world views.

  • Leonor
    2019-04-26 01:27

    Demasiado no mundo da lua, ainda que com detalhes bastante interessantes sobre alguns temas.

  • Dakota Lane
    2019-04-04 06:23

    i love joan, i feel like she was my aunt. the book reminds you of green skies, stew and woodstoves, beaded curtains, someone singing on a waterbed, the smell of jasmine and the good old days.

  • Danielle
    2019-04-12 05:29

    Written in 1967, Joan Baez's Daybreak is candid and heartbreaking. An interesting and entertaining read from a 2013 perspective. I wonder what Joan thinks of it now?

  • Jen
    2019-04-22 07:32

    Necessity is the mother of invention