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Just Kids

Written by Patti Smith
Non-Fiction

A lovely prose/poem to an era and to an artist. This National Book Award-winning story is Patti Smith's eulogy to Robert Mapplethorpe. She takes us with her to New York City in the 1960's where she runs into and develops an intense and supportive relationship with Mapplethorpe. Though they may be poor and struggling, they have each other. It was a time of music, poetry and art before fame.

From the Chelsea Hotel to CBGB's, meeting Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, William Burroughs and Alan Ginsberg, Patti is iconic - poet, musician, artist and muse.

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