In Just Kids, Patti Smith’s first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies. An honest and moving story of youth and friendship, Smith brings the same unique, lyrical quality to Just Kids as she has to the rest of her formidable body of work—from her influential 1975 album Horses to her visual art and poetry.
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Patti Smith is an icon for my generation: poet, singer and punk priestess with an instantly recognisable voice resonant with relentless rage. There is a ferocity about much of her early work that ... Read full review
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I'm really not the target audience for this book. Before cracking it open, I could only name one Patti Smith song (yes that one), most of what I knew about the Factory came from Johnny Alucard, and I ... Read full review