Joan Armatrading announces “The Weakness In Me: Selected Lyrics” book

The Weakness in Me: Selected Lyrics – 3 November 2022, £14.99 hardback, £8.99 ebook

Celebrating her fifty years as a performer, Faber presents The Weakness In Me, the selected lyrics of iconic singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading.

Since the release of her debut album Whatever’s For Us in 1972, Joan Armatrading has traversed styles and genres to create a monumental body of work. Acknowledged as the first British female singer-songwriter to gain international success, her writing is alive with intelligence and empathy and paints the human experience with insight and emotion.

Selected and arranged by the author and featuring a foreword by revered record producer Glyn Johns, The Weakness In Me presents the lyrics of Armatrading for the first time in one unique volume. It contains an introduction by Armatrading and annotations to a number of songs as well as handwritten lyrics and scores, giving a rare, personal glimpse into the creative process of a true pioneer.

On 10 November at 6.30 p.m. Joan Armatrading will be making a special appearance at Waterstones, Piccadilly to sign copies of The Weakness In Me. For further information please visit


A genuinely groundbreaking artist.’ Guardian

Up there with the best of her generation.’ Financial Times

One of the finest singer-songwriters of her generation: a woman of fierce intelligence and self-effacing wit who never stopped reading your mind or keeping you guessing.’ Pitchfork

What distinguishes her work is the unique authenticity of each of her songs.’ New York Times

Joan Armatrading CBE is an English-Kittian singer-songwriter, musician and producer. She is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and has been nominated twice for BRIT Awards as Best Female Artist. In 2020 she received the Ivors Academy Fellowship Award, their highest accolade, and in 2021 she was awarded an AIM Award for her contribution to music. She has released twenty-two studio albums as well as several live albums and compilations. Her most recent release was the critically acclaimed Top 10 studio album Consequences in 2021.

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