Patti Smith Is Writing Another Memoir, Will Be Your Roadmap to Life

Because one just wasn't enough.

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Answering all of the prayers we've recited since the moment we read (then reread 10x over) the last line of Just Kids, Patti Smith is writing another memoir.

According to Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab), the book is titled M Train. Smith says the book is a "roadmap" to her life and will have 18 different "stations," which will include black-and-white Polaroids. The stops/stations, many of which are her favorite coffee shops and cafes, include Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico, an Arctic Explorer's Society meeting in Berlin, and Cafe 'Ino in Greenwich Village, where the story begins. She's pictured at the the haunt on the last day before it closed–a passing photographer took the picture–and describes it as: "the first and last picture at my corner table in Ino... My portal to where." In this instance, we're hailing it totally okay to judge a book by its cover.

M Train will be published on October 6.

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Lauren Valenti
Lauren Valenti

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.