Patti Smith Announces Second Memoir M Train

Even if you’re not a fan of Patti Smith, her memoir Just Kids deserved all of the attention that it received when it was published in 2010. Sure, it’s an autobiographical work, but it’s also a portrait of Smith’s relationship with the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and an homage to a particularly turbulent and exciting time in New York City. A series of snapshots, Just Kids is moving and deeply personal, but it doesn’t rehash every minute detail of Smith’s artistic coming-of-age. But fans of Just Kids might be a step closer to a more traditional Smith memoir. Today, the 68-year-old artist announced that she’ll be releasing a second book in October titled M Train, which Smith calls “a roadmap to my life,” according to Entertainment Weekly. The memoir begins at Cafe ‘Ino in Greenwich village, a spot that Smith frequented and has since shut down. The photograph that adorns the book cover is an image of Smith seated at her favorite table on the cafe’s last day in business. Read more about the memoir over at Entertainment Weekly.

M Train will be published 10/6.

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