"ROOMMATES, SOUL MATES, FRIENDS, LOVERS AND MUSES"
SMITH, Patti. Just Kids. (New York): Ecco / Harper Collins, (2010). Octavo, original navy cloth, original clamshell box, original cardboard shipping box with printed label. $850.
First limited edition, number 703 of 1000 copies signed by Smith on publisher's tipped-in leaf, her National Book Award-winning "evocative memoir" of her life and friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe, with original booklet featuring her poem, "Reflecting Robert," in print for the first time.
In Patti Smith's critically praised Just Kids, "her tenderly evocative memoir" of youthful days with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Smith movingly recalls the intimacy of their life and dreams as "roommates, soul mates, friends, lovers and muses" (New York Times). Just Kids, which won the 2010 National Book Award for Nonfiction, "reminds us that innocence, utopian ideals, beauty and revolt are enlightenment's guiding stars in the human journey. Her book recalls, without blinking or faltering, a collective memory—one that guides us through the present and into the future" (Michael Stipe, Time). Preceded by the same year's first edition (cloth). As issued without dust jacket; with many full-page illustrations.