Just Kids by Patti Smith is an unbelievably personal look at the relationship between Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe plus their place in the emerging art world of New York in the 1960s and '70s. Poetic, heartbreaking, and beautiful.
— Miranda Jones, home editor
I love Just Kids by Patti Smith, chronicling her early years in NYC and her romantic entaglements and relationships with Robert Mapplethorpe, Jim Carroll, and Sam Shephard. It's gritty, raw, hopeful, and utterly inspiring for anyone who dreams of being an artist.
— Melissa Liebling-Goldberg, fashion and beauty director
Smith's memoir of her life with artist Robert Mapplethorpe in 1970s New York is evocative and emotional. The starkly written story is, at its heart, a meditative look at the many shapes human love can take. It will stay with you.