Patti Smith saying any word that ended in "aw" correctly. It's great that this book is in her own voice, but the way she mispronounced words drove me NUTS.
No, but I probably wont listen to any other books written or narrated by Patti Smith.
Hated it. Ruined the book for me.
My assessment of this book might not be the most fair, but the story and her narration did not connect with me.
This is the best audiobook I've ever listened to and one of the most beautiful stories of friendship I've had the pleasure of enjoying. Inspiring, sweet and breathtaking. Thank you Patti and Robert for sharing your story with the world.
I wasn't familiar with Patti Smith's music and I read The M Train before I read Just Kids; and I downloaded this just to have a copy of it to listen to later.
She is a kindred spirit - especially after reading M Train - where I took notes while reading her ideas and about trips she took for reasons that made sense to no one else (story of my life). So many eclectic interests!
Smith is a great writer - I don't know about fiction - but she should definitely keep writing about what she thinks about and generally, just commenting on the life around her.
A beautiful story written with great love and poetic language. Just Kids captures the youthful exploration of life and art in the relationship between Patti Smith and Robert Mappelthorpe.
Incredible voice. Lovely story of living without judgement. Being born in 1966 - I enjoyed the new insights to all those things that were interesting to me as a teenager ... Like Woodstock, Bob Dylan, Punk Rock, Mixed Media Art ... And New York City.
Don't hate the media. . .be the media
the most amazing audio book i have ever heard. Patti Smith is amazing and her poetic words cannot be matched.
I mostly read Biography and science fiction series.
First of all what this book is not. It is not a history of punk, it will give only the briefest insights into the amazing Musical career of Patti Smith.
What the book is:
An incredible love story of two starving artists at the dawn of the New York Punk scene. The descriptions of the hotel,bars,bookstores and people remind me of the Beats. If you like Kerouac, Patti Smith's poetic remembrances seem to be channeling the beats.
A special mention should made of Patti's reading style. The read has real emotions at times, it makes the material so much more accessible than if someone else did the read.
It would tell you everything you want to know about punk, but it an indispensable book if you love punk.