Just Kids

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.83 hours)
Product Number: Z100030717
Released: Jul 26, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062111678
Narrator/s: Patti Smith
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Description

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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Author(s): Patti Smith
Original Publish Date: Jul 26, 2011

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CD
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Author(s): Patti Smith
Narrator(s): Patti Smith
Product Number DD2449
Released: Apr 28, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Harper Audio
ISBN: #9780062193926
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Author(s): Patti Smith
Product Number EB00272310
Released: Apr 08, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062008442

Professional reviews

"Rock musician Patti Smith, no stranger to the microphone, delivers her memoir of life with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe with guarded emotion. After a chance meeting on Smith's first day in New York in 1966, the two remained tightly bonded for the rest of his life. Smith unflinchingly bares their years together, giving equal weight to highs and lows. Despite bouts of homelessness and poverty, the couple was often in the right place to meet some of the greatest artists of their generation, including Andy Warhol, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Sam Shepard. Smith, however, is no name-dropper, never exaggerating her relationships and humbly keeping Mapplethorpe at the center of the story. Listeners are treated to one song, and Smith's tone becomes more authentic and personal in her epilogue. C.B.L. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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