Music News

Patti Smith's Memoir Just Kids Released

Patti Smith has always had the gift of being able create art in different media. From her poems to her songs to her photographs and even her film work, she is constantly creating something that others want to experience. On Tuesday, her memoir Just Kids was released. It is a book that recounts her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and the inspiration that they drew from one another.

They both sought for New York to create an artistic renaissance that would allow them to move past their blue-collar beginnings. They spent time creating, thinking, living at the Chelsea Hotel, and being inspired. The book has received quite a lot of national attention, and was featured on NPR's Fresh Air, as well as reviewed by the New York Times and the Chicago Sun-Times. The memoir can procured at Changing Hands, as well other local bookstores.

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Sarah Ventre