Just Kids


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Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's definitive memoir: an evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe 'Sharp, elegiac and finely crafted' Sunday Times 'Terrifically evocative ... The most spellbinding and diverting portrait of funky-but-chic New York in the late '60s and '70s that any alumnus has committed to print' New York Times 'Render, harrowing, often hilarious' Vogue In 1967, a chance meeting between two young ...

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Oct 20, 2011

Sentimental journey

An emotional bond described between soul mates unbroken over time, drugs or gender affiliations. Rare under any circumstance, particularly in NY during those days of heady artistic foment.

Carl S

Sep 29, 2011

A Revolutionary Remembers

Sometimes it's about being in the right place at the right time and Patti Smith certainly was. Now, all these years later, we get to hear the stories too, and great ones they are.

'Just Kids' is chock-full of wonderful anecdotes about the greats and the unknowns who shaped the New York music and art scene in the 60s, and 70's and whose influences on outsider culture in those days reverberate today in the mainstream.

Unflinchingly honest, and recalled with crystal clarity, Smith's remarkable memoir of this pivotal period in American art is a well-deserved award winner.

Once again, as we move further into the 21st Century, our minds and hearts are stirred by Patti Smith.


May 26, 2011

Just Wonderful

If the essence of art is simplicity, an expression of feelings and thoughts with no artifice but the clear light of something authentic, "Just Kids" by Patti Smith achieves it, and more. To read it is not to reminisce about days which may have existed only for a very few, but to be drawn into two lives that mattered so much, each to the other, and quickly come to mean as much to us.


May 19, 2011

Not just kids!

They were ahead of their time, they were forever adults throughout their relationship. Great book, in so far, as I was living and attending just about the same places as those two were, Brought back many memories.

Sad demise as far as Robert was concerned!


Dec 2, 2010

Great Book!

I really loved this book. Patti Smith is a superb author!!

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