Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Two Books

Two books which have enriched my life lately, Patti Smith's, Just Kids and Jonathan Spence's Mao Zedong.

First, could not put down Just Kids, about Patti and Maplethorpe's young life in NYC. What a read!

Now, a good review of what happened in China (Mao Zedong), flowing well written event filled from the 19 teens to , well, the 1950's so far. What an affirmation and review of what I once knew and shocking to read the destruction of art. Narcissism rules with a leader again, as his power evolves.