Patti Smith, Paris, 1969

  • Linda Smith Bianucci
  • Patti Smith, Paris, 1969

Punk-rock poet Patti Smith achieves a rare two-fer in this week’s Reader: a Critic’s Choice in both Music and Lit & Lectures.

The Lit part: Smith will read from Just Kids (Ecco), her remarkable new memoir of her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in New York in the late 60s and 70s, on Sunday at 2 PM at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

The title comes from this anecdote early on in the book: