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Just Kids

Patti Smith

This book takes you on a journey through the captivating story of two young artists who made a pact to take care of each other during the hungry years of late sixties and seventies New York City. It is a love story, an elegy, a historical snapshot, and a tribute to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions, and their ascent to fame. Written by Patti Smith, an influential artist herself, it serves as a salute to the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics, all colliding and exploding in this unforgettable milieu.
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The book was so honest and brave. I loved the way she sees the world. I really felt that life was more beautiful after I read it, and I felt more hopeful      source
It is not going to change the way you do business but it might change the way you live.      source
Books You Should Read: Clothes, Clothes, Clothes... by Viv Albertine Le Freak by Nile Rodgers Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan Just Kids by Patti Smith Life by Keith Richards Black By Design: A 2-Tone Memoir by Pauline Black Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davis      source
I finished it in one sitting, then wept. It's that good.      source
First book finished in 2022 and my god it’s good. Memoir, love story, evocation of late 60s-70s New York… and oh yeah, the writer happens to be Patti Smith but if she’d never done anything else in her life, this book would make her reputation. I’m blown away.      source
Another day, another booklist. Today: memoir—I loooooooove memoirs. As ever, please reply with your favorites so we can all add them to our reading lists. :) Also: Happy Friday. Phew.      source