City Reads will discuss Just Kids by Patti Smith this December. Come ready to discuss!
There’s no culture like counter culture…in New York City
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe were two kids so desperate to become New York artists, the only thing they wouldn’t sacrifice was each other. Though their love affair eventually turned to friendship when he realized he was gay, they supported each other throughout the gritty glory days of the 1970s. In this tender, lyrical memoir, Smith tells us the story of how they both achieved the fame, fortune, and artistic fulfillment they so craved before Mapplethorpe’s untimely end—and takes us backstage to the birth of New York’s legendary punk rock scene.
Winner, National Book Award
New York Times bestseller
One of Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 Best Books
ALA Notable Book
Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award
City Reads is a book group about New York
City Reads meets once a month to discuss a wide range of books including fiction, old and new, memoirs, history, biography, and graphic novels. Ariel Zeitlin, a librarian who is herself a born-and-bred New Yorker and published author, will facilitate the group. Each meeting will end with an extra activity to go along with the book, be it a film clip, a staged reading, music, food, an expert, or a game.