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RT TOP PICK! What if your prime suspects in a hefty art theft are two men you simply can't resist?


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In Nashville the music is louder, the dreams are bigger, and love can bring a cowboy to his knees.


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A broken promise, a terrifying legacy



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Also by Patti Smith:

M Street, October 2015
Hardcover
Just Kids, November 2010
Paperback
Just Kids, January 2010
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Just Kids
Patti Smith

Ecco
November 2010
On Sale: November 2, 2010
320 pages
ISBN: 0060936223
EAN: 9780060936228
Paperback
$16.00
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It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation.

Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-second Street, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max's Kansas City, where the Andy Warhol contingent held court. In 1969, the pair set up camp at the Hotel Chelsea and soon entered a community of the famous and infamous—the influential artists of the day and the colorful fringe. It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, two kids made a pact to take care of each other. Scrappy, romantic, committed to create, and fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, they would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years.

Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.

Media Buzz

PBS News Hour - May 5, 2016
CBS This Morning - October 14, 2015
CBS Sunday Morning - April 1, 2012
Charlie Rose - January 13, 2011
PBS News Hour - December 29, 2010
Tavis Smiley - December 21, 2010
Colbert Report - December 13, 2010
Fresh Air - NPR - December 9, 2010
On Point - November 29, 2010
Fresh Air - NPR - October 29, 2010

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