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Re: Patti Smith's Favorite Books
The list is indeed excellent! I am an old admirer of Patti Smith. A few years ago, when I was executive president at Mexico's Meat Council, I developed a friendship with the Agricultural Attache at the US Embassy, a rock and jazz drummer. He and the ambassador, a heavy-metal fan, started a series of musical initiatives, for example taking groups of street-kids to a private rehearsal and backstage hangout with the Foo Fighters. Patti smith was going to perform at Diego Rivera's Museum (which we attended and was unforgettable), but first the Embassy had a private, up-close acoustic mini-concert with Patti and her son. We were invited. It was at the Benjamin Franklin Library in Mexico City, a place where I spent many pleasant hours reading in my youth.
: She, like Leonard Cohen, was a published poet before she
: became a musician. I suppose it's not surprising that
: she has a more literary bent than you would expect
: from your average rock star.
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: Don't know anything about Patti Smith, but one book,
: Women of Cairo, catches my interest.