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Just kids

by Smith, Patti.

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Call number: 921 Smith, Patti

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Pittsfield Adult

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Monday's children -- Just kids -- Hotel Chelsea -- Separate ways together -- Holding hands with God.

In this memoir, singer-songwriter Patti Smith shares tales of New York City : the denizens of Max's Kansas City, the Hotel Chelsea, Scribner's, Brentano's and Strand bookstores and her new life in Brooklyn with a young man named Robert Mapplethorpe--the man who changed her life with his love, friendship, and genius.

Community Reviews

An absolute joy!

This book was one of the most incredible books I've ever read in my life. Patti paints a vivid picture of youth, rebellion and friendship that will have universal appeal for readers of all ages. She tells of the lives of the people she loved, and the tumultuous and culturally fascinating times they lived through, with an astuteness and sensitivity that make this a thoughtful and incredibly endearing read from cover to cover. As a poet, her prose is artful without seeming pretentious, and tender without seeming biased. A riveting read that will surely ignite a passion for this artist amongst new and old fans alike.

Just OK

This memoir of Patti Smith in the late 60's and 70's was a big let down for me. She lived this incredible life doing cutting edge things and seems like she doesn't know how to write about it. I thought because she is a poet the writing would be better. Although some of the antidotes were interesting I felt like Patti was making a running list of people and places most of the time. I also thought she needed a better editor.

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