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Review: Just Kids

User Review  - Melinda - Goodreads

When Patti Smith first moved to New York City she met Robert Mapplethorpe by happenstance. They were both 20 years old. Robert "saved" her from an unpleasant first date with science-fiction writer by ... Read full review

Review: Just Kids

User Review  - Melinda - Goodreads

I probably would have enjoyed this memoir more if I were familiar with Smith's art and music. She does a swell job of evoking NYC in a different era. I was, by turns, charmed and curdled by her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane - Goodreads

Maybe the mood I was in, but I don't think so. Too much name dropping, too little great writing. Reading the first chapter of Luck and Circumstance by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, I realize that this is the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joey Diamond - Goodreads

wow this sure was over hyped. i probably wouldn't have read this except i was given it. the writing is so painstaking.. this happened, that happened, this happened. the friendship between smith and mapplethorpe should be so much more interesting but this was hard to finish. Read full review

Review: Just Kids

User Review  - Deb - Goodreads

I guess I'm the only person on Earth who didn't love this book. I read about 3/4 of it, but found her writing to be stilted and emotionally distant. I was mildly interested in Robert Mapplethorpe and the Age of Warhol, but honestly, just thought it was all terribly self indulgent. Yawn. Read full review

Review: Just Kids

User Review  - Alan - Goodreads

I am not sure why I read this, as I never was interested in Patti Smith or Robrrt Mapplethorpe. It was a well-written and deeply felt look at 2 young avant garde artists creating, but in the end I was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ray Campbell - Goodreads

This was a sad book. I had expected a Rock & Roll memoir from the queen of 1970s New York alt rock scene. I had read the book description, but still. This was the story of Patti's life with Robert ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark Mikula - Goodreads

I suspect that fans of Patti Smith and her long-time friend Robert Mapplethorpe will get so much more out of this than I did. It was strange reading an autobiography that got such high praise and then ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

Everyone told me how amazing this book was. Everyone told me I HAD to read it. I just didn't get it. I don't know anything about Patti Smith, aside from a few songs, other than she was influential. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mmars - Goodreads

I'm rating this on how well it is written. I'm going to be brutally honest. Given the plethora of well written memoirs by famous and not famous people, this just doesn't hold up. (Name-dropping ... Read full review


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