Who Really Cares

Genre: Poetry

Who Really CaresChildhood Poems

Performed by:
Janis Ian

Who Really Cares: Poems from Childhood and Early Youth by Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Janis Ian, includes all poetry from earlier, print editions of this early proof of what was to come from one of America’s most talented songwriters. Though Ian is a prolific composer and world-famous for her music and performances, this is the musician’s only book of poetry. It was first published in 1969, and has become a collector’s item in print. Janis Ian wrote almost all of the poems during her teen years, a time when she was first thrust into the national and international spotlight as a songwriter and voice of her generation. This edition includes a new afterword by Janis Ian, along with all poems from earlier editions. The audio editions are narrated by Janis, and include original music and some singing by her as well!

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Run time: 2 hours
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Author
Janis Ian

Biography:
Grammy Award-winning songwriter, singer and author, Janis Ian took the stage at age fifteen with a revolutionary song about interracial relationships, 'Society's Child.' It was 1966 and the country responded with both hostility and accolades. The song went to #1, and Janis was caught in the maelstrom of a divided country. Terrified by the hatred directed at her, she left the music industry, only to return a few years later with the worldwide hit 'At Seventeen.' The story never ends--her songs are currently used by artists as diverse as Bette Midler, John Mellencamp, and Celine Dion; she tours the world regularly to sold-out crowds, and she is considered one of the pre-eminent acoustic guitarists of our era by such notables as Chet Atkins. In addition to being a songwriter, singer and musician, Janis Ian is a columnist and author. Her books include science fiction, poetry, magazine articles and opinion columns, as well as her top-selling autobiography, 'Society's Child'.
Narrator
Janis Ian

Biography:
Janis Ian is a Grammy Award–winning songwriter, singer, and author. She lives in Nashville with her partner of two decades.

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