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Just Kids Summary
Patti Smith

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Just Kids by Patti Smith is a story of two friends and how they helped one another achieve their dreams of success. Patti Smith is a musician, poet, and artist who comes of age in the 1960's. She befriends Robert Mapplethorpe who becomes her friend, partner, muse, protector, and supporter. Patti and Robert becomes part of the art and music scene in New York at the height of the sixties. They have connections with Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, and Andy Warhol as well as many poets and writers of the day.

Just Kids tells of Patti and Robert's evolving relationship as they mature and find success in both the art and music worlds. Patti leaves her home in southern New Jersey to find success in New York City. What she finds is a hard existence where she lives on the street for a time...

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