Love, friendships, culture,and success.
The growth of Robert and Patti's friendship/love story in the 60s,in NYC.
There were so many interesting people that shaped their journey.
a great book for this heart and the imagination. Patti's performance of her own words was excellent.
Yes, you can learn a lot about yourself
The honest analysis of their feelings towards each other. The fact that they were soulmates was never overtaken by egotistical concerns
Beautiful story of love, friendship, art, poetry, and life in the turbulent 1960s and 1970s world of New York City and it's art and Rock and Roll scenes. wonderful to have it narrated in Patti Smith's own voice especially the bits of poetry and song which are interspersed throughout. Timeless story of her relationship with photographer and artist Robert mapplethorpe that proves there artist - muse relationship is one for the ages
One of the best of all time.
The absolute love and respect that she has for Robert and their story.
Only her musical performances. This is the first audio book I've listened to by her. It is just as amazing to hear her tell the story and I love love LOVE the accent and how you can hear her emotion.
There were 2. When she actually sings the lyrics to her song and the end of Roberts life. I knew it was coming. I knew he was gone. I cried like a baby and begged for a different ending anyway. Gut wrenching but also so touching.
Patti Smith has given us such an amazing gift with this book. The story of two artists that just never gave up on being artists. The love and friendship that inspired the work that shaped me and so many of my friends told by one of the greatest artists of our time? YES PLEASE!!
This story occurred primarily in the 1960s and early 1970s, in downtown NYC, where creative artistic souls gathered and supported each other in beautiful ways. I loved hearing about that, and I feel sad because there will probably never be a scene like that again.
I loved hearing Patti Smith narrating it... I also loved to hear, not only about her deep connection with Robert Mapplethorpe, but also about all of the other artists who she supported and was supported by.
There were so many... the moments that moved me the most is when one artist would encourage and or help another artist to find themselves. Sometimes this encouragement was purely verbal, and other times these generous souls provided much more.
just a really beautiful book, about a beautiful connection, during a beautiful time.. it was tinged with sadness for me, as knew what was coming by the 1980s...
I like books that have interesting characters and easy to follow plots. For example, Cormoran Strike, is a great character for me.
No, I would not recommend this book to a friend because I found the reader, Patti Smith, very boring and the story she told, very boring.
House of Eight Orchids
I don't understand the rave reviews and awards this book has received. I found Patti Smith to be a terrible reader. If she had only put some of her passion into the reading, it might have been better. I didn't like how she didn't connect her own success with what happened to her and Robert. I was really disappointed in this book. I kept waiting for something interesting to be revealed.