Singer-songwriter Patti Smith joins Shad to discuss her new memoir, M Train, and why we should all free our minds to wander.
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Q23:37Patti Smith on M Train and the power of daydream time
How often do you let your mind drift? Patti Smith — writer, poet, musician, artist, world traveller — urges you to put down the phone and daydream. It's a habit that's been essential to her life and work.
Smith's last memoir Just Kids was a compelling portrait of New York in the late 1960s and the 1970s, and a window into her relationship with the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
Her follow-up, M Train, takes the reader on a much more winding journey through her life, her memories, her creative impulses, and her secret passions. In an interview packed with sweet and surprising moments, Smith explains the beauty of the wandering mind.
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