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    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook on Amazon

    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    Reflections on Occupy Wall Street, with photos, fun, and good wishes for the future. eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? (Only $.99 !) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

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Just Kids by Patti Smith

Maybe I am not the most objective observer.  I love Patti Smith‘s music, and I love her politics.  And now I have to say I love her writing in Just Kids.  Her book was an addictive read.  I usually sit with a book for months.  I finished this book in a week.   Her style of writing in short vignettes, and her straight-forward writing style, makes it easy to move through the book quickly.

The primary thesis of the book is to document her relationship with her friend, lover, muse and subject Robert Mapplethorpe.  She gives the reader entree into the difficult path two young artists forged in order to find their very original voices.  Along the way, they meet, interact with,  and befriend the artists, poets, and musicians that defined the early 1970’s.  The book is a portrait of two emerging artists within a cultural history.

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