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Dancing Barefoot: The Patti Smith Story by [Thompson, Dave]
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“Dave Thompson knows how to tell a gripping, carefully researched story. This one is about a young woman from the swamps of New Jersey who became an artist’s muse, then a rock star, then a wife and mother, then an award-winning author, and—most importantly—one of the major American poetic champions of her generation.” —Stephen Davis, author of Hammer of the Gods and Walk This Way

“A complete portrait of a revolutionary told mostly through her own words. . . . Thompson is able to transport readers into the world of Patti Smith rather than just inform them of the details.” —SLUG magazine
“A succinct and vivid overview of Smith’s creative life. . . . From raucous and indelible performances to her retreat to raise a family in Detroit to crushing tragedies
to her glorious resurgence, Thompson reveals Smith’s profound impulse to celebrate, memorialize, and inspire others.” —Booklist


“Dancing Barefoot captures the energy of a time before punk rock hardened into a definition.” —Shepherd Express


“A commendable, enlightening portrait of a notoriously private person, a book that dovetails nicely with Smith’s 2010 memoir Just Kids.” —Detroit Metro Times

About the Author

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, and Eric Clapton. His writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Spin, Mojo, Q, Record Collector, and many other publications.


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  • File Size: 6449 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2011)
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005HF3PLY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #919,043 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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