Patti Smith's classic memoir, Just Kids, chronicles her artistic friendship and occasionally more intimate relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. She poetically narrates her journey from home, searching for purpose through art, poetry, and eventually music. This moving memoir inspires readers to find their inner voice and proper medium of expression, as Smith's writing provides opportunities for vast self-discovery in a time of great artistic development. She reminisces on encounters with her generation's predominant figures, such as Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan's mystical appearance at one of her early performances. "Just Kids" moves readers to search for their creative outlet no matter the limits holding them back, as her story will provide a long-standing spiritual impact.
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