I came to Patti Smith through her book Just Kids which was recommended to me by a friend. It ended up being one of my favorite books of the year. It was just my type of story; leaving a small town for the city, the bohemian lifestyle, and New York in the 60s. Oh, I’m sure it wasn’t so glamorous. It’s definitely romanticizing what had to be some tough shit at the time. But that’s what makes it so enticing.
Her life has been so interesting and exciting; meeting all those amazing people in New York in the 60s and 70s, her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe, and her devotion to her development as an artist. I’m looking forward to reading her new book M Train and learning more about this fascinating person.