It was at Susan's house and she made Gruyere Walnut Crisps, Tipsy Pig Mac'n'Cheese and Meat Loaf.
The book: When Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe met in late Sixties New York they both somehow knew they were going to be famous. This was before Patti Smith became a singer-songwriter - she later became famous for Because The Night, Gloria and Dancing Barefoot. Mapplethorpe later became famous - and controversial - for his photographs, some of which were provocative. They were lovers first, then lifelong friends after Mapplethorpe discovered he was gay. The book tells of their lives together at the Chelsea Hotel mixing with fellow bohemians, Allen Ginsberg, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin and ends when Mapplethorpe died in the 80's.
I found her writing strangely formal and Victorian sometimes, then incredibly simple but realised it was the same style as her music lyrics. Wonderful story of two artists - their love and friendship was sweet, loyal and steadfast in the incredible chaos and creativity of Chelsea Hotel. The most endearing part was the years they spent sharing their dimes for art supplies and Coney Island hot dogs.
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