Patti Smith Announces New Memoir 'M Train'

Patti Smith 's follow-up memoir to her award-winning account of life with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Just Kids , will come out this fall. The new book, M Train , will present what her publisher has described as a journey through 18 "stations," as she writes about various turning points in her life. The memoir, which is due out October 6th, will also contain black-and-white Polaroids that the singer-songwriter took herself. M Train's narrative will begin at the Greenwich Village café where Smith used to drink black coffee every morning and, as her publisher puts it, "ruminate on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook."