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Patti Smith


Patti Smith

Patti Smith is a writer, performer, and visual artist. She has recorded twelve albums, including Horses, which has been hailed as one of the top 100 albums of all time. She has written numerous books, including WITT, BABEL, WOOLGATHERING, THE CORAL SEA, AUGURIES OF INNOCENCE, and JUST KIDS, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction. In 2005, the French Ministry of Culture awarded Smith the prestigious title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, the highest honor awarded to an artist by the French Republic. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. She resides in New York City.

Patti Smith

Books by Patti Smith

by Patti Smith - Autobiography, Family, Fiction, Personal Growth

M TRAIN begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Patti Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M TRAIN is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature, and coffee.

by Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon, Scott Freiman, and Patti Smith - Music

ALL THE SONGS delves deep into the history and origins of the Beatles and their music.

by Patti Smith - Autobiography, Music, Nonfiction

In JUST KIDS, Patti Smith’s first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late '60s and '70s.