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.
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).
While this book was an interesting family history, it was quite slow. I wouldn’t recommend it to a casual reader, only a committed reader willing to trudge through slow moments to get to the good stuff. The good stuff is in there, especially if you enjoy politics and a good family scandal.