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, andmost importantlyone of the major American poetic champions of her generation.” Stephen Davis, author of Hammer of the Gods and Walk This Way
to her glorious resurgence, Thompson reveals Smith’s profound impulse to celebrate, memorialize, and inspire others.” —Booklist
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.