Book Crush.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

These photos of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe make me want to cut my hair, string together some feathers, rethink my entire (colorful) wardrobe, and pick up a guitar.

"Just Kids," Smith's memoir recounting her relationship with Mapplethorpe, came out early last year. (As with most good things, I'm a little late to the game on this one.) I'm normally a fairly fast reader, zipping through a book in a matter of days, but I've lingered on this one - I love disappearing into the New York of the Seventies: the hallways of the Chelsea Hotel, Max's Kansas City, the Coney Island boardwalk. I don't want it to end. Some days, a good book feels like a good friend.

Photos by Judy Linn and Norman Seeff, via Interview Magazine.


Cordelia said...

I also took my sweet sweet time reading this. But I also mistakenly read a lot of it on the subway (not to say that crying and laughing out loud are normal occurrences there). I love reading you blog by the way!

Shoko said...

Thank you, Cordelia! I'm so happy you're enjoying it. And I can relate: much of my reading takes place on the bus - I've laughed, cried, ooh-ed, and aah-ed in public too many times to count!



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