Just Kids -- Book Of The Day

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Just Kids -- Book Of The Day

Today's book of the day is Just Kids by Patti Smith.Just Kids Patti Smith Robert Mapplethorpe book art photography history musician

Okay, can I just say, it took me two days to finish this book AND I was at work the entire time. Just Kids grabbed me and totally pulled me in. I love Mapplethorpe, so it was a no brainer why I would read this. But if you're interested in history, how our modern culture came to be, pick up this book.

I usually just walk through a bookstore and read titles and take whatever gets my attention. I trust some other higher power to direct me to the book I need to read. There was something about this book that made me pick it up. Just the title alone is absolutely perfect. It's about when Patti Smith came to New York with just the clothes on her back, and met Robert Mapplethorpe. They were just a couple of kids.

I seriously can't explain how much this book touched me. It wasn't anything in particular, but I felt like her depiction of Mapplethorpe was exactly how I've imagined him to be. It is amazing that he was able to project himself so clearly through his photography, that I felt like I knew him.

 

Enjoy!