Hope you all are enjoying your summer reading. For July's Book Club we will be discussing:
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Here a review from the internet: Patti Smith, the godmother of punk, has written a memoir of the early years she shared with the Artist, Robert Mapplethorpe. The passion for their art is a major theme throughout the story, along with the hard work and devotion to each other. It's a story of love and friendship that Smith describes as aesthetically as anyone I've read. Both Smith and Mapplethorpe achieve their dreams together, becoming celebrities and fulfilled artists. Their ambition, hard work and mutual love for each other carry the day. The characters are perfectly developed with all the necessary complexity.
Join us as Erin Sull moderates this fascinating look into the lives of these artists before they were famous in NYC in the late 60's.
When: Monday, July 18th, at 6:30 PM
Prospective members are welcome to visit. For further details, contact Club President Claudia Ziersch at email@example.com
Here is the line up for the rest of the season:
Month: Title, Author
Sep: The Summer Without Men, Siri Hustvedt
Oct: Weapons of Mass Instruction, John Taylor Gatto
Nov: The Paris Wife, Paula McLain
Jan: In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan