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David Gately's Reading Interests

Favorite Books

I read lots so it's hard to pinpoint my favs, but my most recent favorite is rocker Patti Smith's Just Kids, which won a 2010 National Book Award. I highly recommend it. It's beautifully written. It's about Patti's friendship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe when they were both starting out in gritty 1970s NYC.

What I'm Reading

I generally read nonfiction, bios and history. I'm a big music fan and just finished reading My Life, by Keith Richards, and Clapton, by the one-and-only Eric Clapton. I'm currently reading Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando, by Stefan Kanfer.