In her beautiful new memoir, M Train (Knopf, $25), Patti Smith has written an elegiac work much different in tone and style from her bestselling, National Book Award-winning 2010 memoir, Just Kids. M Train follows a deeply personal course, recounting Smith’s many pilgrimages to honor artists and friends important in her life. Combining travel narratives, dreams, memories, and her own photographs, Smith pays tribute to and, most importantly, spends time (as she faces her seventies, time is a central figure in this book) with places and objects beloved by her artistic mentors. Smith is moving and eloquent on Frida Kahlo’s bed, Tolstoy’s bear, Roberto Bolaño’s chair, Virginia Woolf’s walking stick, Paul Bowles’s Tangier—and through these meditative portraits she evokes a near-mystical experience of love, loss, and the mysteries of creativity. Wherever she goes, Smith is fortified by the local café—indulging in her drug of choice—endless cups of coffee.
M Train - Patti Smith
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