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Description - Dancing Barefoot by Dave Thompson

Offering a unique analysis and discussion of her life, career, and work, this is the true story of Patti Smith. Widely acknowledged as one of the most significant American artists of the rock age, an acclaimed poet, and a figurehead for many liberal political causes, Patti Smith went from an ugly-duckling childhood in postwar New Jersey to become queen of the 1970s New York art scene. Not a tell-all biography, this measured, accurate, and enthusiastic account of Smith's career is written for her loyal fans as well as for neophytes hungry for a great rock 'n' roll story. Guided by interviews with those who have known her--including Ivan Kral, Tom Verlaine, Richard Lloyd, John Cale, and Jim Carroll--it relies most of all on Patti's own words.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781613735510
ISBN-10: 1613735510
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 330
Imprint: Chicago Review Press
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson is the author of "London's Burning: True Adventures on the Front Lines of Punk 1976-1977," "I Hate New Music: A Classic Rock Manifesto," and biographies of David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, andEric Clapton.His writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Spin, Mojo, Q, Record Collector, and many other publications."

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