By Patti Smith
(Xin Jing Dian Wen Hua, Paperback, 9789868826724, 352pp.)
Publication Date: May 2012
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Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids, just nominated for a National Book Award, describes her path of artistic self discovery and her relationship with the provocative photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe. More at NPR.org
Before the death of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in 1989, punk godmother Patti Smith promised her friend she would write their story. Twenty years later, she's keeping that promise. She joins Fresh Air for a conversation about their relationship and their art. More at NPR.org
The iconic rock singer has written a book called Just Kids about her friendship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The two met when they were young artists just starting out in New York in the late 1960s. More at NPR.org