Recommended Reading: Patti Smith’s “Just Kids”


Where does it all lead? What will become of us? These were our young questions, and young answers were revealed.

It leads to each other. We become ourselves.

Patti Smith, “Just Kids

Great writing, run-ins with fascinating people, and a gotta-see-what-happens pull.  What more could you want in a memoir?

Smith’s voice is simple and straightforward, but before you know it you’ve been swept into a paragraph of surpassing beauty and elegance.  It’s a line drawing that you suddenly realize is filled with colors you couldn’t imagine using.  Then she brings you back to earth, making the more poetic passages even more surprising and moving.

A glimpse into the private world of the soon-to-be famous, how-to manual for the aspiring artist, and a moving love story, this is more than worthy of your time.


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