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Legendary writer, performer, and visual artist Patti Smith, National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids, will discuss her new memoir, M Train, an unforgettable odyssey into her astonishing mind, told through the prism of cafes and haunts she has visited and worked in around the world. Tickets for this very special book talk and signing are on sale in the store, while supplies last.
This exquisitely-told memoir, augmented by stunning black-and-white Polaroids taken by Smith herself, is a meditation on endings and on beginnings: a poetic tour de force by one of the most brilliant multiplatform artists at work today. On the day Café ‘Ino closes in 2013, her picture is taken by a passing photographer. Smith describes this image as “the first and last picture at my corner table in Ino” and it’s now a sacred memento: “My table and chair from the Café ‘Ino. My portal to where.”
Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature, and coffee. It is a powerful, deeply moving book by one of the most remarkable multiplatform artists at work today.
PLEASE NOTE: Ms. Smith will ONLY be signing copies of M Train--no additional items of any kind (books, albums, memorabilia, etc.). Photographs are allowed from the signing line, but there will be no posed photos. Thank you!