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Old 11-23-2010, 02:43 PM   #1
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Patti Smith - Just Kids wins National Book Award for Nonfiction

Rock musician Patti Smith is now a literary star. Her memoir about life in New York City in the 1960s, Just Kids, won the National Book Award for nonfiction. The literary awards were handed out Wednesday night in New York City.

http://www.npr.org/2010/11/18/131406...nfiction-award

at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Just-Kids-Patt...0537268&sr=1-1

A bit more here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2...ti-smith-weeps
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I'm a Patti fan from way back so I am deeply biased.

I loved the book, though it wasn't perfect. It's written in her simple, poetic style but I have to say I think it was frustratingly superficial. Topics she could have gone into in more depth, are just mentioned in passing. Someone not already familiar with her life and music would miss a lot of the references and be confused.

Warning to ebook purchasers: One of the reviews on Amazon complains that the photos are missing from the Kindle edition.

I had to buy the Borders-Australia ebook because of geo-restrictions. That too, had no photos. Also, there were minor format and typo problems. When I complained to Borders, they refunded my money.

I would recommend people stick to the real book.
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I'm a Patti fan from way back so I am deeply biased.

I loved the book, though it wasn't perfect. It's written in her simple, poetic style but I have to say I think it was frustratingly superficial. Topics she could have gone into in more depth, are just mentioned in passing. Someone not already familiar with her life and music would miss a lot of the references and be confused.

Warning to ebook purchasers: One of the reviews on Amazon complains that the photos are missing from the Kindle edition.

I had to buy the Borders-Australia ebook because of geo-restrictions. That too, had no photos. Also, there were minor format and typo problems. When I complained to Borders, they refunded my money.

I would recommend people stick to the real book.
I ordered the p-book.
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