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National Best Seller From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Patti Smith has described as "a roadmap to my life." M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith's life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. 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. From the Hardcover edition.

National Best Seller From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Patti Smith has described as "a roadmap to my life." M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith's life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. 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. From the Hardcover edition.
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National Best Seller From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Patti Smith has described as "a roadmap to my life." M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith's life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. 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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 33m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:30

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:32


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:49


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:05


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:05


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:17


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:46


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:46


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:30


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:44