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bob-mustin's picture
Nov.21.2010
After I waxed cynical about Patti Smith's book, Just Kids, I remembered that such cynicism has often come back to me as a lesson learned, so I've just bought the book and am in the progress of reading it. More on that later, but publishing this link, which includes a reading from the book by Patti...
bob-mustin's picture
Nov.18.2010
It's a positive that Jaimy Gordon's The Lord Of Misrule has won the award for fiction. Less so, I think, that Patti Smith's Just Kids, a memoir of her crazy bohemian years spent with Robert Mapplethorpe won for non-fiction. Gordon's book draws my initial praise because it's the product of another...
dave-cullen's picture
Nov.17.2010
Patti Smith won the National Book Award! Amazing. It's nice to see these things go to great talents. Patti is right there at the top. Full winners' list here. The photo was texted to me by my friend Dennis Grech, the lucky bastard who was there for Tom Wolfe. Look how happy Patti is. (BTW,...
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Nov.16.2010
The National Book Awards will be announced at a dinner tomorrow night, to be live tweeted by the foundation that puts them on. My congratulations go to all the nominees, but I'm rooting like crazy for Patti Smith in the nonfiction category, for her memoir, Just Kids. (It's about her and notorious-...
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Nov.08.2010
Publishers Weekly unveiled its 100 Best Books of 2010 list today, and the Top Ten is remarkably similar to Amazon's last week. They share six of the same top ten titles: Just Kids by Patti Smith The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand The Warmth of...
dave-cullen's picture
Nov.04.2010
Halloween now marks the kickoff of the annual book best lists. I think that's way too early, but I'm very happy with what I see. Amazon unveiled a remarkable Top Ten this morning: My favorite part of their write-up: "one thing that struck me about the top books on our list is how many of...
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Feb.08.2009
Again, I am this definitive ex-New Yorker living in the tranquility of the Bay Area.  Out of my element.  Can’t get West Pakistani take-out post 10pm or, for that matter, anytime on left coast.  New York - the food, the smells, the crowds, the attitude, the museums, the nightlife, the flavors, the...
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Feb.05.2009
For the record.   This is how we started.   We did NOT take it slow. She e-mailed “herselfness” into my mind.This is not a lie.  Kate Winslet looks.  Classic.  Like Botticelli’s niece.  Whip smart pomo mind, talented writer - Patti Smith, Sylvia Plath - recipied with angry Goddess Kali.  Dali Lama...