Here's a book that is, if you're "in the demo", simply impossible to pass up. The story of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, in New York City, in 1969, written by none other than Patti herself – what more could you ask for? Opening the book at random (no foolin'!) we came upon this paragraph: "A cold front passed over New York City in October. I developed a bad cough. The heating was erratic in our loft spaces. They were not meant to live in and were cold at night. Robert often stayed at David's, and I would pile up all our blankets and stay awake till quite late reading Little Lulu comics and listening to Bob Dylan." Yes, we'll be quite at home here... A cursory look through this book reveals that it, unsurprisingly, echoes Dylan's memoir of his own early days in NYC, Chronicles, Volume 1; we can hardly wait to see how it stacks up. Should you feel like reading more about this one before taking the plunge, you're in luck, as it has been the recipient of plenty of media attention and has received ample online-accessible-reviews.