A New Memoir from Patti Smith

Patti Smith — punk poet, artist, and author of Just Kids, the intimate autobiographical account of her early years with Robert Mapplethorpe — is back with a new memoir. To be published in the fall, M Train takes readers on a trip through what she calls “a roadmap to my life,” stopping at her favorite coffee shops to recount her various literary inspirations and how they played into her loves and losses.

The book’s cover photo — showing her at Cafe ‘Ino in Greenwich Village, where she went each morning for black coffee and brown bread — was taken by a passerby on the cafe’s last day in business. Smith describes it as “the first and last picture at my corner table in Ino…My portal to where.”

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