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20150217 (BBC7)

Patti Smith reads from her new memoir of her life in New York in the late 1960s and 1970s.

In 1966, Patti is living in South Jersey with her family and seems destined to become a schoolteacher.

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

In 1966, Patti is living in South Jersey with her family and is destined to be a teacher.

In 1966, Patti Smith is in South Jersey and seems destined to be a schoolteacher.

02*2010030220150217 (BBC7)
20150218 (BBC7)

In 1967 Patti is hungry, homeless and penniless - until a chance encounter in a bookstore.

Patti Smith reads from her new memoir of her life in New York in the late 1960s and 1970s.

In 1967, Patti is hungry, homeless and penniless, until a chance encounter in a bookstore changes her life for ever.

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Patti Smith is hungry, homeless and penniless, until a chance encounter changes her life.

03*2010030320150218 (BBC7)
20150219 (BBC7)

Patti Smith reads from her new memoir of her life in New York in the late 1960s and 1970s.

In 1969, Patti and Robert Mapplethorpe have moved to the Chelsea Hotel, Brooklyn - a magnet for artists, writers and musicians.

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

In 1969, Patti and Robert Mapplethorpe have moved to the Chelsea Hotel, Brooklyn.

04*2010030420150219 (BBC7)
20150220 (BBC7)

In 1975, Patti recorded her debut album Horses, a landmark in rock music.

Patti Smith reads from her new memoir of her life in New York in the late 1960s and 1970s.

In 1975, Patti recorded her debut album Horses.

It's a landmark in rock music - but the cover is just as iconic.

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

In 1975, Patti recorded her debut album Horses. It's a landmark in rock music - but the cover is just as iconic.

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Patti Smith reads from her new memoir of her life in New York in the late 1960s and 1970s.

In 1986, Patti is living with her husband and son in Detroit when she hears bad news about Robert Mapplethorpe.

Abridged by Jeremy Osborne

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

In 1986, Patti is living in Detroit when she hears bad news about Robert Mapplethorpe.