About this book
Smith's evocative coming of age story of her relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe. A profound portrait of 2 artists, often hungry, sated only by art and experience, it's also an unforgettable portrait of New York in the 1960s and 1970s. It won a National Book Award in America. 'The most spellbinding and diverting portrait of funky-but-chic New York in the late '60s and '70s...' "New York Times"
Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe