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Just Kids by Patti Smith

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    bookclub thumb squareEach month, our Aux.Out. Book Club reads and discusses either a canonical piece of music writing or something fresh off the presses. This month, we sat down with Patti Smith’s National Book Award-winning memoir, Just Kids, which tells of Smith’s formative years as an artist in 1970s NYC alongside photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Smith’s book is a tribute to a unique friendship and a revealing peek at Patti Smith before she became the “Godmother of Punk.” Read on to see the Book Club’s reaction to Just Kids.

    Book Club Members:
    — Matt Melis, Senior Editor
    — Henry Hauser, Staff Writer
    — Megan Ritt, Senior Editor

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    For Next Month:
    Let’s Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste by Carl Wilson

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