Just Kids

9 Dec

I just read this book.just-kids-patt-smith-200x330

It is electric. It has the spark that makes life real.  I wanted to roll around in it and absorb it into my skin. Her writing is effortless and it brings up the magical memories of adolescence – her fluid descriptions of the experiences of herself (more as a young adult, but in a way that felt very adolescent to me), and the memories of being an adolescent myself and discovering the very important figure of Patti Smith and trying to absorb her poetry in the same way then.

Patti and Robert

It is a dual biography of herself and Robert Mapplethorpe – or a biography of their relationship with each other and with art.

patti smith


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