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Just Kids - Patti Smith
Just Kids
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Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe
Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780747568766 (0747568766)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it
4.5 Patti Smith saves my snarky soul
There are not a lot of winks in Just Kids, no nods or quips, it is not self-deprecating or apologetic at all. Patti Smith writes one of the most outlandish coming-of-age stories I could imagine, from teaching college to the streets of New York to the Hotel Chelsea in about two years, then rising in ...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
4.5
When I was young, I learned a song in school. It was a round with one simple line: Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, and the other gold. The memoir Just Kids focuses on the author Patti Smith's relationship with Robert Maplethorpe, who was to become one of America's most important a...
The Ninja Reader
The Ninja Reader rated it
5.0 Beautiful
Towards the end of "Just Kids", Patti Smith says, in relation to how long it took her to write the story of her and Robert Mapplethorpe's friendship, that there were many stories she could tell, in many different ways, and in the end, this was the story she chose. It made me grateful to hear it, as ...
The Book Frog
The Book Frog rated it
4.0 Just Kids
Early in their friendship Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe donned their bohemian finery--she her "beatnik sandals and ragged scarves" and Robert "love beads and sheepskin vest"--and went to spend an afternoon in Washington Square Park. As they walked toward the fountain an older couple took note ...
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
4.0 Because the Night . . .
The subject of Smith's evocative and quite wonderful memoir (which won the National Book Prize) is her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and their development as artists. There is much about the wild and gritty life in Manhattan during the last sixties and early seventies that m...
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