Patti Smith’s beautiful 2010 memoir Just Kids, which documented her own coming-of-age in New York’s 1970s Greenwich Village scene and won her the National Book Award, is getting a sequel! Smith said the new book, titled M Train and out on October 6, will provide a “roadmap to my life.” The publisher promises a ‘coffee-saturated odyssey,’ taking readers through 18 “stations” which will provide a landscape of Smith’s creative aspirations and inspirations. “From Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul in Mexico, to a meeting of an Arctic explorer’s society in Berlin; from the ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York’s Far Rockaway that Smith buys just before Hurricane Sandy hits, to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima.” The memoir will also deal with the “irremediable loss” of her husband, MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith and will include black-and-white Polaroids, taken by Patti Smith herself. If Just Kids is any indication, this will be another must-read from the lauded poet and singer.
Read the full story at The New York Times.