Books by Patti Smith

YEAR OF THE MONKEY by Patti Smith
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2019

"A captivating, redemptive chronicle of a year in which Smith looked intently into the abyss."
This chronicle of a chaotic year filled with deep losses and rich epiphanies finds the writer and performer covering a whole lot of ground. Read full book review >
DEVOTION by Patti Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Not Smith's best work—fine for devotees but pretty thin gruel for the uninitiated."
Much-honored rock goddess and writer Smith (M Train, 2015, etc.) returns with a hurried meditation on miscellaneous deep things, including the title topic. Read full book review >
M TRAIN by Patti Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Not as focused as Just Kids, but an atmospheric, moody, and bittersweet memoir to be savored and pondered."
Iconic poet, writer, and artist Smith (Just Kids, 2010, etc.) articulates the pensive rhythm of her life through the stations of her travels.Read full book review >
JUST KIDS by Patti Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"Riveting and exquisitely crafted."
Musician, poet and visual artist Smith (Trois, 2008, etc.) chronicles her intense life with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe during the 1960s and '70s, when both artists came of age in downtown New York. Read full book review >