By Patti Smith
Place: Publisher & Year: New York: Harper Collins, 2010
Genres: Nonfiction, autobiography, biography, memoir
Number of pages: 279
Settings: Mostly New York City – Manhattan & Brooklyn – but also Paris & Charleville, France & Camden, NJ
Time period: The bulk of the story is set between 1969 – 1978.
Description: Patti Smith describes her life growing up in NJ and aspirations to become an artist. At a young age she moves to New York City where she meets a kindred soul, Robert Mapplethorpe. The heart of this book is about their journey together as friends, artists, and lovers. They support one another and each other’s work until they are both firmly set on their own artistic pathways. Continue reading