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Just Kids

by Patti Smith

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Artist and musician Patti Smith recounts her romance, lifetime friendship and shared love of art with Robert Mapplethorpe in an illustrated memoir, with a colorful cast of characters including Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol and William Burroughs.

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National Book Award (2010)

76 weeks on NPR Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller List

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Patti Smith's new memoir, Just Kids, tells the story of her creative bond and friendship with famed photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Getty hide caption

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Patti Smith And Robert Mapplethorpe: Kindred Spirits

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Patti Smith Remembers Life With Mapplethorpe

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