Just Kids

Just Kids
Author: Patti Smith
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780747568766
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Release: 2010
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe

Just Kids

Just Kids
Author: Patti Smith
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780066211312
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Release: 2010-01-19
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation. Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-second Street, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max's Kansas City, where the Andy Warhol contingent held court. In 1969, the pair set up camp at the Hotel Chelsea and soon entered a community of the famous and infamous—the influential artists of the day and the colorful fringe. It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, two kids made a pact to take care of each other. Scrappy, romantic, committed to create, and fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, they would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years. Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.

Just Kids

Just Kids
Author: Patti Smith
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781408810835
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Release: 2010-04-19
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A prelude to fame, Just Kids recounts the friendship of two young artists--Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe - whose passion fueled their lifelong pursuit of art. In 1967, a chance meeting between two young people led to a romance and a lifelong friendship that would carry each to international success never dreamed of. The backdrop is Brooklyn, Chelsea Hotel, Max's Kansas City, Scribner's Bookstore, Coney Island, Warhol's Factory and the whole city resplendent. Among their friends, literary lights, musicians and artists such as Harry Smith, Bobby Neuwirth, Allen Ginsberg, Sandy Daley, Sam Shepherd, William Burroughs, etc. It was a heightened time politically and culturally; the art and music worlds exploding and colliding. In the midst of all this two kids made a pact to always care for one another. Scrappy, romantic, committed to making art, they prodded and provided each other with faith and confidence during the hungry years--the days of cous-cous and lettuce soup. Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. Beautifully written, this is a profound portrait of two young artists, often hungry, sated only by art and experience. And an unforgettable portrait of New York, her rich and poor, hustlers and hellions, those who made it and those whose memory lingers near.

Devotion

Devotion
Author: Patti Smith
Pages: 93
ISBN: 9780300218626
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Release: 2017-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In lyric essays, a story, poems, and photographs, Smith illuminates the whirl of chance and choice that stokes a writer's imagination, recounting her fascination on the eve of a trip to Paris with Simone Weil and an evocative, accidentally discovered film about Stalin's mass deportation of Estonians. In France, a gravestone, a televised figure-skating competition, a meal, and a garden all converge in what becomes Devotion, [a] ... fairy tale about a young, displaced Estonian skater and a solitary dealer in rare objects and arms. This ... fable about creativity and obsession, possession and freedom is followed by a meditation on how a work of art is, for other artists, a call to action"--Booklist, 08/01/2017.

Just Kids

Just Kids
Author: Patti Smith
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9789173373265
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Release: 2010-12-03
Editor: Brombergs Bokförlag
Language: sv

Explanation of the Book:

Det var sommaren då Coltrane dog, kärlekens och kravallernas sommar, då ett slumpartat möte i Brooklyn förde in två unga människor på en väg som skulle leda till något stort. Patti Smith skulle komma att utvecklas som poet och artist och Robert Mapplethorpe skulle med sin mycket provocerande stil komma att inrikta sig på fotografi. Förenande i oskuld och entusiasm genomkorsade de storstaden tillsammans, från Coney Island till Forty-second Street, och så småningom hamnade de vid det ryktbara runda bordet på Max ́s Kansas City där gruppen kring Andy Warhol höll hov. 1969 installerade de sig på Hotel Chelsea och blev snart en del av ett brödraskap med både kända och okända – den tidens inflytelserika artister och den färgstarka skara som omgav dem. Det var en period då poesins, rockens, konstens och sexualpolitikens världar kolliderade och exploderade. Och det var i denna miljö som svor på att de alltid skulle finnas där för varandra. Hängivna sin konst och uppfyllda av ömsesidiga drömmar och drivkrafter skulle de sporra och ta hand om varandra under de magra åren. Just Kids börjar som en kärlekshistoria och slutar som en sorgesång. Berättelsen är en hyllning till staden New York under slutet av sextiotalet och under sjuttiotalet, den är en hyllning till dess rika och fattiga, dess skurkar och bråkmakare. Som en sann saga är den en bild av två unga konstnärers väg till berömmelse.

Just Kids from the Bronx

Just Kids from the Bronx
Author: Arlene Alda
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781627790963
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Release: 2015-03-03
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A down-to-earth, inspiring book about the American promise fulfilled." —President Bill Clinton "Fascinating . . . . Made me wish I had been born in the Bronx." —Barbara Walters A touching and provocative collection of memories that evoke the history of one of America's most influential boroughs—the Bronx—through some of its many success stories The vivid oral histories in Arlene Alda's Just Kids from the Bronx reveal what it was like to grow up in the place that bred the influencers in just about every field of endeavor today. The Bronx is where Michael Kay, the New York Yankees' play-by-play broadcaster, first experienced baseball, where J. Crew's CEO Millard (Mickey) Drexler found his ambition, where Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dava Sobel fell in love with science early on and where music-making inspired hip hop's Grandmaster Melle Mel to change the world of music forever. The parks, the pick-up games, the tough and tender mothers, the politics, the gangs, the food—for people who grew up in the Bronx, childhood recollections are fresh. Arlene Alda's own Bronx memories were a jumping-off point from which to reminisce with a nun, a police officer, an urban planner, and with Al Pacino, Mary Higgins Clark, Carl Reiner, Colin Powell, Maira Kalman, Bobby Bonilla, and many other leading artists, athletes, scientists and entrepreneurs—experiences spanning six decades of Bronx living. Alda then arranged these pieces of the past, from looking for violets along the banks of the Bronx River to the wake-up calls from teachers who recognized potential, into one great collective story, a film-like portrait of the Bronx from the early twentieth century until today.

Just Kids

Just Kids
Author: Ellen B. Senisi
Pages: 40
ISBN: UOM:49015002466820
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Release: 1998
Editor: Dutton Childrens Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Second-grader Cindy is assigned to spend part of each day in the class for students with special needs, where she finds out that even though some kids may learn differently or have different abilities, they are all "just kids."

Atlas Of Human Anatomy Just For Kids

Atlas Of Human Anatomy Just For Kids
Author: Speedy Publishing
Pages: 50
ISBN: 9781681275635
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Release: 2015-01-21
Editor: Speedy Publishing LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kids usually come to a time in their childhood when they wonder about life and how the human body works. Often times, however, parents do not have the knowledge, the resources or the creativity to teach their children about how the human body works. A book about human anatomy would relieve parents of that burden while enriching children with more knowledge.

Quicklet on Patti Smith s Just Kids CliffNotes like Summary

Quicklet on Patti Smith s Just Kids  CliffNotes like Summary
Author: Adam McKibbin
Pages: 25
ISBN: 9781614641698
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Release: 2012-02-24
Editor: Hyperink Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ABOUT THE BOOK Plenty has been written about Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, two of the more celebrated artists to emerge from the vibrant New York artistic circles of the ‘70s. Now Smith shares her story - or at least part of it - in her own words, with Just Kids, winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction. Smith’s Just Kids tells the tumultuous story of their romance, artistic self-discovery and eventual commercial success. Like all great autobiographies, her story is strewn with anecdotal snapshots and inner observations that would have been beyond the grasp of even the most dedicated biographer. It’s an intimate, tender account that, as the title suggests, sticks mostly to the duo’s formative years. In telling her own story, Smith also pulls back the lens to capture some of the energy of the era, a golden age ruled by icons like Andy Warhol (a major source of fascination for the young Mapplethorpe), Bob Dylan, and Lou Reed. Many of the main settings in the book - the Chelsea Hotel, Max’s Kansas City, CBGB - have become places of lore. MEET THE AUTHOR Adam McKibbin's work has appeared in a wide variety of magazines and websites, including The Nation, the Chicago Tribune, AlterNet, Paste and Punk Planet. He's worked in web editorial and social media management for years, and is a seasoned interviewer whose favorite subjects include David Lynch, Tori Amos and human rights journalist Mac McClelland. He studied creative writing at the University of Wisconsin and received the Award for Academic Excellence for his collected fiction. He's currently working on his first nonfiction book. Adam lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter, and can be found on Twitter at @TheRedAlert. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Just Kids begins with Patti Smith as an actual kid; she was a sickly child, getting herself through the day by losing herself in stacks of books and imagining herself walking in the footsteps of heroes like Rimbaud and Bob Dylan. At the earliest opportunity, she sets out for New York City with barely a dollar in her hand and nary a job prospect. Shortly thereafter, she meets a striking and self-assured young artist named Robert Mapplethorpe. Smith and Mapplethorpe become fast friends, then lovers, roommates and mutual muses. The early stretch of Just Kids documents a time when money was scarce but inspiration was abundant. Smith worked on her poetry while Mapplethorpe explored increasingly dark and sexualized themes in his collage art; they set out with fame and fortune squarely on their minds, but hadn’t yet found their mediums of choice. In each case, they found their calling (Smith in music, Mapplethorpe in photography) with the help of pestering from the other. Buy a copy to keep reading!

Just Kids

Just Kids
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCR:31210011652490
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Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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M Train

M Train
Author: Patti Smith
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780345815477
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Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey into the mind of this legendary artist, told through the prism of cafés and haunts she has visited and worked in around the world. M Train is a journey through seventeen "stations." It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. We then travel, through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, across a landscape of 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. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation, alongside signature memories, including of her life in Michigan with her husband, guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, whose untimely death was an irremediable loss. For it is loss, as well as the consolation we might salvage from it, that lies at the heart of this exquisitely told memoir, one augmented by stunning black-and-white Polaroids taken by Smith herself. M Train is a meditation on endings and on beginnings: a poetic tour de force by one of the most brilliant, multi-platform artists at work today.

Relax It s Just God

Relax  It s Just God
Author: Wendy Thomas Russell
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781941932018
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Release: 2017-01-16
Editor: SCB Distributors
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gold-medal winner of a Next Generation Book Award, silver-medal winner of the Independent Publishers Book Award. As featured on the PBS NewsHour “A gem of a book.” — LIBRARY JOURNAL (STARRED REVIEW) A step-by-step guide to raising confident, open-minded kids in an age of religious intolerance. Relax, It's Just God offers parents fresh, practical and honest ways to address issues of God and faith with children while promoting curiosity and kindness, and successfully fending off indoctrination. A rapidly growing demographic cohort in America, secular parents are at the forefront of a major and unprecedented cultural shift. Unable to fall back on what they were taught as children, many of these parents are struggling, or simply failing, to address issues of God, religion and faith with their children in ways that promote honesty, curiosity, kindness and independence. The author sifts through hard data, including the results of a survey of 1,000 nonreligious parents, and delivers gentle but straightforward advice to both non-believers and open-minded believers. With a thoughtful voice infused with humor, Russell seamlessly merges scientific thought, scholarly research and everyday experience with respect for a full range of ways to view the world. "Relax, It's Just God" goes beyond the numbers to assist parents (and grandparents) who may be struggling to find the right time place, tone and language with which to talk about God, spirituality and organized religion. It encourages parents to promote religious literacy and understanding and to support kids as they explore religion on their own -- ensuring that each child makes up his or her own mind about what to believe (or not believe) and extends love and respect to those who may not agree with them. Subjects covered include: • Talking openly about our beliefs without indoctrinating kids • Making religious literacy fun and engaging • Talking about death without the comforts of heaven • Navigating religious differences with extended family members • What to do when kids get threatened with hell

Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Pancakes
Author: Meg Caraher
Pages: 28
ISBN: 0760850143
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Release: 2004-01-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Martin and Anna have a few things they must get done. Only trouble is, Martin can't stop hiccupping.

Just Us Kids Shipwrecked

Just Us Kids   Shipwrecked
Author: D Stewart
Pages: 56
ISBN:
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Release: 2017-06-02
Editor: D Stewart
Language: en

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Just Kids and Deep sea Dan

Just Kids and Deep sea Dan
Author: Ad Carter
Pages: 392
ISBN: OSU:32435067918797
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Release: 1940
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mush, Pat, and Fatso and thier families travel by ship to China to return Pat to his father, but the Purple Dragon wants to kidnap Pat.

Between a Heart and a Rock Place

Between a Heart and a Rock Place
Author: Pat Benatar
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0062002813
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Release: 2010-06-15
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the best-selling female rock stars of all time, the incomparable Pat Benatar writes about her life, rock ’n’ roll, and how her generation changed music forever in Between a Heart and a Rock Place. The first solo female rocker ever to appear on MTV, Benatar writes with the same edge and attitude that was a hallmark of her music—from “Heartbreaker” to “Hit Me with Your Best Shot.” The winner of four consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Female Rock performance, Pat Benatar tells a fascinating, no-holds-barred story of what it was really like to be a woman in the mostly male world of hard rock in the ’80s.

I m Not Bad I m Just Mad

I m Not Bad  I m Just Mad
Author: Lawrence E. Shapiro,Zach Pelta-Heller,Anna F. Greenwald
Pages: 141
ISBN: 9781572246065
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Release: 2008
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

By working through the activities in I'm Not Bad, I'm Just Mad, children with anger control problems can develop better emotional and behavioral control. Kids will learn how to identify the things that make them angry, become better problem solvers, talk about their frustrations, and much more.

STOP Just for Kids

STOP  Just for Kids
Author: Terri Allred,Gary Burns
Pages: 166
ISBN: 1884444377
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Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Year of the Monkey

Year of the Monkey
Author: Patti Smith
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780735279292
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Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland with no design, yet heeding signs--including a talking sign that looms above her, prodding and sparring like the Cheshire Cat. In February, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. In a stranger's words, "Anything is possible: after all, it's the Year of the Monkey." For Smith--inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing--the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. Smith melds the western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places, this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment set in. But as Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and above all, a rugged hope for a better world. Riveting, elegant, often humorous, illustrated by Smith's signature Polaroids, Year of the Monkey is a moving and original work, a touchstone for our turbulent times.

Sugar Free Treats not Just for Kids Healthy Easy Fast Delicious Recipes to Make With Your Kids

Sugar Free Treats  not Just  for Kids  Healthy  Easy  Fast   Delicious Recipes to Make With Your Kids
Author: Nela Kovacovic
Pages: 140
ISBN: 0228838126
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Release: 2020-09-22
Editor: Tellwell Talent
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mix a modern-day fairy-tale love story with the thrill and chaos of juggling a thriving business and a growing family of three young children and what do you get? The essential ingredients that inspired the most delectably relevant cookbook of our time. Learn the key fundamentals of cutting your family's sugar intake and creating easy and fast recipes, of which many are gluten-free, dairy-free, and plant-based. This cookbook contains over fifty sugar-free recipes you can make with your kids, made with simple, whole-food ingredients. The recipes vary from waffles and pancakes to cheesecakes, brownies, cookies, bliss balls, and popsicles. Kids should not be deprived of anything, especially a treat, but why can't we all enjoy treats that are actually good for us? This cookbook lets families make their cake and eat it too!