I thoroughly enjoyed this thought-provoking book. Gender issues have always interested me and I highly recommend it to anyone with that same interest and/or an interest in design or fashion. I wish the whole pink vs blue phenomenon hadn’t come to pass and that all babies could wear white and all kids a bright rainbow of color to express their every whim.
I was introduced to Patti Smith as an adolescent listening to the Gone Again album. I absolutely fell in love with her, but I never truly understood her…especially her early work. I read Just Kids last year and started to see a little of what I had missed. Dave Thompson has done an excellent job of laying out the facts while not excluding the emotion of her career. She is an absolute inspiration and now my lists of “to read” “to watch” and “to listen” are overflowing.
I realize that for those who followed her career as it happened this book probably read like a boring textbook. But for me, it was enthralling and enriching…mostly inspiring. Once I was a little like Patti and I hope to find that spirit again someday. To be free.
Great story. My mom said I’d read it in just a couple days…I guess she knows me well. I was left wanting more. Set in 1993 with a majority of the book flashing back to World War II, I’d recommend this to anyone who enjoys somewhat modern historical romances or enjoys the idea of second chances and secret lives.
What a fun book! I really enjoyed this graphic novel about the Carter Family. I would’ve enjoyed it in type just as well probably, because I am a big fan of them and their story. However, the graphic novel concept was neat and I think draws in more modern readers to learn a little country music history. Highly recommended (even if you don’t know who they are…you should).