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I don‘t know HOW I haven‘t read this book yet. Finally bought a Kindle copy so I can read it this evening. Already a few pages in and I‘m in love. (Proof of life pic of Grey Cat for @AlaMich 😺).
This gem is $1.99 on Kindle today! Just buy it. You know you want to. 😁♥️
I wanted to read a quintessential New York City book - that wasn't Catcher in the Rye - while I was there. The girl at McNally Jackson recommended Just Kids. I used leaves from the city's trees as bookmarks while reading it on park benches and in cafes.
#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this bright and hot evening: my stir-fry of broccoli florets, carrots, green beans, bella mushrooms, and Italian salami, sauteed in extra virgin olive oil and various spices; black olives; mozzarella balls; and shaved parmesan and asiago cheeses; and lime sparkling water. MMMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻
#BookNDinner! Easy night tonight. Accompaniment this warm and humid evening was: multi-grain Tostitos scoop chips, sliced black olives, Italian salami, mozzarella and cheddar and provolone cheeses, and a slew of spices 😁! With lime sparkling water. MMMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻
Background 🎶: a Spotify instrumental rock playlist.
A beautifully written book. This is not surprising considering Patti Smith is a great poet. It is essentially the story of her relationship and deep connection with Robert Mapplethorpe. The book delves into the lives of other artists and an odd assortment of characters living in New York of the late 60s to early 70s. I loved her interactions with Janis Joplin, Hendrix, Sam Shepherd and all the Andy Warhol hangers on. A really interesting read.
Just Kids is the love story of Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, their art and New York in the late 60s through early 70s. In the audiobook, performed by Patti, you are completely transported and can experience the love and pain nearly first hand. This is a highly atypical pick for me, but must recommend. It‘s masterfully done and will be a sure favorite for anyone familiar with what NYC used to be.
Torn over this one. Content is completely out of my typical norm and definitely #newtome. Proud that I‘m expanding my scope and interested to listen to Patti‘s music and see Robert‘s exhibit at the Guggenheim.
Unsure if I should finish book first and then listen/see, or learn more about them as artists and their careers to have a greater appreciation for the story.
@Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid
New York has voted...and the winner for One Book, One New York is Patti Smith ( my second choice.. commiserations to Jacqueline Woodson )
“Just Kids by Patti Smith has been chosen as this year's One Book, One New York winner...Smith will appear at Symphony Space, as part of the PEN America World Voices Festival on May 10 in a conversation and will be introduced by last year's One Book winning author, Jennifer Egan. Smith will also appear at the Center for Fiction the week of September 16-20.” https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mome/industries/1book1ny.page
#MarchIntoThe70s #BecauseTheNight is one of my favorite songs EVER ~ it‘s a soulful rock duet between Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen 🤟🏼😇Tagged book is the passionate friendship between Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe - whose artistic creativity fueled their lifelong pursuit of art & music. Set in NYC (in the late 60s), it‘s the history of a city on the cusp of change as we are introduced to the Warhol‘s, drag queens, musicians & poets.
1. In New Jersey, just outside of NYC.
2. I like it here, but Italy would be a nice change.
3. London, Belgium, or Virginia, depending on which book I pick up.
4. Anything. These days, in the winter, we‘re fond of sundubu, a Korean spicy tofu stew, served with rice.
5. Hey everyone!
@j.rye ;) Sorry I‘m late!
The inside jacket cover does a better job than I could at talking about what this book is about. I didn‘t know anything about Patti Smith apart from her song “Because the Night” but when the book M Train came out in 2016 I read about how good this book was. It was an interesting read set in New York. It was cool to see certain musicians, poets, and artists overlap that I never imagined did. I can hear Patti‘s poetic voice come through in book
What a beautiful book! It‘s of course a story of art, poetry, and rock and roll, being the story of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe. But more than that it‘s a story of one of the sweetest purest friendships I‘ve ever read.
Thank you so much for bringing this book into my life @CBee . It‘s truly a treasure.
1st book finished this #24in48
Wow #jb friends! Thank you for being so sweet! In the last few days I‘ve gotten lots of cards and a book I‘m so excited about!
Thanks @Trashcanman (I love the bookmark too!), @CouronneDhiver @knittedgnome @Mimi28 (super fun stickers! Yay!) @blithebuoyant @Wife @CKlube and @Captivatedbybooks !
@CBee thank you so much for the book! I just opened it to the middle and got sucked in to the story of meeting Sam- had to make myself stop!
Finishing this awesome book tonight. Reminds my somehow of my own arrival in New York. Not always easy but many good moments, interesting people and lots of inspiration everywhere! #pattiforever #whenyouareyoung #justkids #pattismith #fame #newyorkcity #onlyinnewyork #newyork
Such a beautiful story! 🖤
For an artist as avant garde as Smith in her day, her memoir tends toward the nostalgic, and the writing is oddly colloquial in some spots. It's as if the innocence of herself and Robert Mapplethorpe bursts through the narrative and dictates the style also. This may sound like a backhanded compliment of a review, but it's not meant to be. She vividly portrays dedication to art in a bygone era, an act that doubles as a tender ode to her soulmate.
#readingwomenmonth #memoir this one was really hard for me as I love memoirs so much! I had to pick this in the end as patti smith is a phenomenal writer as well as musician. This and m train are two of my absolute favourites in this category. Excuse me whilst I go listen to horses for the thousandth time @ephemeralwaltz @Andrew65
This a reread for me and although I remembered the gist of the story that was Patti Smith & Robert Mappelthorpe‘s lasting friendship, I was again blown away by her ability to WRITE. Her descriptions are so vibrant it‘s like I‘m there with them, experiencing the hardships of being broke in NYC in the 60s/70s, trying to put together enough money for art supplies & a place to sleep. Their bond was so pure & intense, I love them. So iconic. 🤘🏻
Really enjoying this reread. I‘m supplementing the audiobook with some of her early songs. 😎🤘🏻🎤🎶
So there may be an Audible sale going on.... #bookhaul
7 books for ~$48— couldn‘t pass this up 🤷🏻♀️😅🎧👌🏻
I‘ve already read Just Kids, but I gave away my copy last year and I‘m very interested to hear Patti Smith‘s narration.
The other nonfictions I‘m taking a chance on, and the lone fiction, You, will be my first by Caroline Kepnes, about whom I‘ve heard great praise.