I was lucky enough to receive Just Kids by Patti Smith from my kids as a christmas gift and I can confirm it is one of the most touching love stories I have ever read. I have always been intrigued by Patti Smith and after reading her account of her relationship with artist and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe my interest and admiration have soared. Patti was Robert’s muse and he her inspiration their relationship was intense and not without dramatic twists and turns. Driven by the need to express themselves artistically they become entwined in the cooler than cool community of musicians, artists and poets dwelling within the Hotel Chelsea and hanging out at Max’s Kansas City . Just Kids is a must read for any lover of love stories one word of warning though hankies will be required.