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.

Written by Bruna

This is one of my favorite books of all time. Not only because it tells us a lot about the 70’s art/music scene (which I love!), but because most precious is the love and sensibility with which she writes about her relationship with Mapplethorpe and her relationship with art itself.

With a very honest and pure recounting of her memories, Patti guides us through her ups and downs, her thoughts, and her desire to find her voice using art.

I got very emotional and inspired by this book, especially being an artist myself and seeing how pursuing art can be hard, but still beautiful, still fluid, still necessary.

  • The Spear Cuts Through Water
  • The Last Firefox
  • Just Kids
  • At First Spite
  • The Eternals
  • The Book of Humans
  • When We Cease to Understand the World
  • Babel
  • The Housekeeper and the Professor
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo