this is not a rock and roll memoir, but rather, an honest snapshot of new york city in the 60s/70s and patti's lifelong relationship with robert mapplethorpe. i loved the way it was written, you really feel like you're living along with her, and it's all so beautiful and heartbreaking. i enjoyed the small sections where she would talk about other musicians like janis joplin and jimi hendrix. it made them come alive a bit more and was never merely name-dropping.
she says in the book that she promised robert she would write their story and, being a true poet, you can feel the love she has for him in every word.