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.

  • BOSH!
  • The Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill
  • Be Useful
  • All Boys Aren’t Blue
  • Juliet Takes a Breath
  • A Lady for a Duke
  • Loveless
  • Just For The Summer
  • The Spear Cuts Through Water
  • The Last Firefox