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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 enthusi...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060936228
ISBN-10: 0060936223
Publication Date: 11/1/2010
Pages: 224
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Ecco
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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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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Patti Smith is a such a talented song writer, I had no doubt this book would be a must read. She does not disappoint in a fabulous tale of her relationship with the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Their relationship is that which I believe we all wish we had- complicated and inter-woven without actually being complicated at all. In love, but never jealous or jaded, their relationship should act as an example for all those who are prone to jealousy and rage. The support they give one another artistically and otherwise is fantastic. Loved reading her account of 'sort-of' fame in the 60s/70s.
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This is an exquisitely written memoir about the long relationship between Patti Smith and the late Robert Mapplethorpe, both artists that I admire tremendously. It made me want to meet Patti Smith and talk to her, but not having that particular option, I You Tubed her music immediately.


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