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Just Kids
Just Kids
Author: Patti Smith
It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation. — Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography.  Bound in innocence and en...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780066211312
ISBN-10: 006621131X
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 292
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Ecco
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 35
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I would never have chosen to read this book, but it was chosen by my book club. All I knew about Patti Smith and Robert Maplethorpe was that they were part of a sex, drugs and rock and roll world that usually doesn't interest me.

This is a beautiful elegy for a beloved friend. Patti Smith is not what I expected and the book helped me see these two people as human beings, young and fallible and intoxicated as much with New York in it's real Bohemian glory as with each other and their art.
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