Yea, Patti Smith, winner of the National Book Award in nonfiction for her memoir, Just Kids!
Women’s Memoirs is a great place for readers and writers of memoir. I have featured the work of Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett, who maintain this great site, in past posts. We share a fabulous guest reviewer–Lanie Tankard (see her reviews and other guest blogs located on this site here). This morning’s news about Patti Smith winning the National Book Award for nonfiction has coincided with Lanie’s review at Women’s Memoirs. Great timing!
Lanie’s review focuses on Patti Smith’s voice. She weaves her own memoir together with Patti’s. She even ends the review with a picture of herself in 1973–at the same age Patti and her dear Robert Mapplethorpe were “just kids.”
Lanie, this is your best review ever! Congratulations.
Readers, after you read Lanie’s review, what would you like to say to her? If you are old enough to remember the 70’s yourself, do you have a memory you’d like to share?