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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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We've always loved Patti Smith's intense, poetic lyrics, but she was never a confessional songwriter. Yet Smith’s witty, heartbreaking memoir of her artistic birth in ’70s Greenwich Village is as exposed as a raw nerve. Just Kids chronicles the singer’s troubled New Jersey childhood, the emotional draw of music and poetry, and her enduring friendship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Smith's warmhearted, wistful delivery belies the relentless energy and yearning that underpins her fearless and inspiring music. Straight up, this is one of the best music memoirs ever written—and it sounds even better than it reads.