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Books: Book Review: Dave Thompson: Dancing Barefoot: The Patti Smith Story

17 August 2011 10:04 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Rock biographies aren’t required to mirror their subjects’ musical voices. But when writing about an icon as poetic as Patti Smith, the attempt would be appreciated. Veteran music journalist Dave Thompson doesn’t bother; instead, Dancing Barefoot: The Patti Smith Story is a dry, lifeless account of a woman who is anything but. It doesn’t help that the book withers in the shadow of Smith’s own 2010 National Book Award-winning memoir, Just Kids. To its credit, Thompson’s workmanlike history manages to move along at a brisk, unencumbered clip. Too bad Smith’s work and career deserve »

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