new year, new book!

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i am very excited to announce our next book club read - just kids by patti smith! a couple of you recommended this book but it was literally yesterday during a conversation with our videographer that we chose it.   here is what she had to say about it…

i’d heard friends talking about patti’s book and how powerful/inspiring/mesmerizing it was…
coincidentally i got tickets to see her play in new york for the new year.
i’m not much of a reader anymore, but…
i started the book on sunday – after seeing her perform which was downright amazing – and stayed up til 1am tuesday to finish it.
i don’t even feel like i can conjure up words to say what she’s already said – though when i read the last page, i texted my good friend,
feeling compelled to say “good lord, there’s good work to be done.”
i haven’t been so moved by a book in maybe…ever.
you’ll want to throw away all of your fears and reservations and excuses and go for it –
it being whatever the heck you want your life to be.

ok sign me up! i can’t wait to start reading it.  i’ll give you all a week or so to get started and then i’ll start posting about it. in the meantime, here are some images of the impossibly cool patti smith.

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Comments

Megan -January 4, 2011, 11:15AM

Great choice!

mia frances -January 4, 2011, 11:27AM

i’m reading this right now–nearly halfway done. its unbelievable. truly inspiring. her writing is beautiful.

Cynthia -January 4, 2011, 11:59AM

Anyone know how often she performs in New York? I’d love to see her play.

emma -January 4, 2011, 12:12PM

Just finished this book about two days ago… AMAZING! She is completely inspiring, and really encourages the reader to just be whoever they are and not what people or society expect them to be.

Anonymous -January 4, 2011, 12:23PM

Terrific choice!!

Ava -January 4, 2011, 1:36PM

She’s speaking the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in March, and a couple of us FP Boston girls are gonna go see her! Can’t wait!

Lauren -January 4, 2011, 1:43PM

I’m reading this now and it is fabulous. She shows no fear in pursuing her dreams and creating her own path.

Anonymous -January 4, 2011, 2:49PM

great book! inspiring

Kari Pearson -January 4, 2011, 4:05PM

Such a great NYC rock/art memoir. I loved it!

Dana -January 4, 2011, 6:10PM

reading this currently also… really amazing, totally inspiring. ‘feeling compelled to say “good lord, there’s good work to be done”’ says it really well!

JolieLaid -January 5, 2011, 8:04PM

I’ve been dying to read this. I just ordered my copy!

The Animated Woman -January 9, 2011, 4:12PM

I’m reading this book now and loving the space between the words. I feel like I’m home.

Abercrombie -January 10, 2011, 10:07AM

I’m reading it as well, i’d love to meet her in person.

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