Patti Smith Just Kids
is a great depiction of two artists struggling to understand how to tame their aimless creativity while struggling to live below the poverty line.
depiction of two iconic pop culture figures Robert Mapplethorpe
and herself give this memoir a retro~appeal for those students are sentimentally
fascinated with the 1960s and 1970s gritty authentic NYC experience they missed out on.
Plus the writing makes it a smashing great read! There is a reason she won the National Book Award (see my present day signature). Plus the 304 pages is a snappy read. For students with an already burdened with their heavy workload, they can actually appreciate the book itself instead of resenting you (the teacher), the writer, and the assignment at hand.