Picked up a copy of ‘Just Kids’ by Patti Smith and was immediately taken by it. The dedication and foreword were enough to get me hooked. The writing is raw, unadorned and honest. More when I have finished it in a day or so but until then this quote struck me immediately:
I vexed my teachers with my precocious reading ability paired with an inability to apply it to anything they deemed practical.
I think Patti and I must have had the same school career.