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Quick Pick: October 9, 2015

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Liberty Hardy

Senior Contributing Editor

Liberty Hardy is an unrepentant velocireader, writer, bitey mad lady, and tattoo canvas. Turn-ons include books, books and books. Her favorite exclamation is “Holy cats!” Liberty reads more than should be legal, sleeps very little, frequently writes on her belly with Sharpie markers, and when she dies, she’s leaving her body to library science. Until then, she lives with her three cats, Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon, in Maine. She is also right behind you. Just kidding! She’s too busy reading. Twitter: @MissLiberty

9781101875100_custom-a254b4a0a08672bc947807d58e42bcd4e414c95b-s200-c85M Train by Patti Smith

My review of this book is really just, “Oooooooooomg read it.” Smith is a goddess, and we are not worthy. In her National Book Award-winning memoir, Just Kids, Smith discussed her young life as a bookstore clerk and struggling musician and her life with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. In her follow-up, she turns her brilliant observations of the world more toward the loss of her husband, musician Fred Smith, and the connections between art and grief, and creating art alongside that sense of loss. Just beautiful.

Just Kids by Patti Smith

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