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Patti Smith wins National Book Award for "Just Kids"

Here''s one: Patti Smith wins National Book Award for "Just Kids", her memoir of life with Robert Mapplethorpe%0D\ %0D\ From Mediabistro: Last night in Manhattan, legendary rock star Patti Smith received the nonfiction prize at the National Book Awards ceremony for her memoir "Just Kids." The book recounts Smith''s coming of age as an artist in New York in the 60s and 70s with her dear friend and lover Robert Mapplethorpe. The memoir serves a counter-culture history lesson, a tender love story, and an evocative meditation on art, and any bump in sales it receives as a result of winning the award is well deserved."%0D\ %0D\ What does DL think of Patti? Robert? Sam Wagstaff? Who was there? What are your memories?%0D\ %0D

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