"Written in the late 1980s, this is an excellent account of Joan's life to that time, with fascinating insights into the 1960s and 1970s folk scene and the anti-Vietnam War movement, seen from the perspective from one of the major players."
The book has been translated into German in 1987, and into French and Spanish (in Argentina) in 1988.
- HER OWN STORY, Arrow Books 1989, 497 pages, softcover. ISBN 0-09-960600-3
- A MEMOIR, Summit Books 1989, 378 pages, hardcover. ISBN 9780671400620
- A MEMOIR, Century Hutchinson Ltd., London 1988, 378 pages,
hardcover. ISBN 0-7126-1827-9 
- A MEMOIR, Simon & Schuster 2009, 400 pages. ISBN-10 1439169640, ISBN-13: 978-1439169643