Just Kids Wins National Book Award
Everybody's talking about Patti Smith's nonfiction win at last night's National Book Awards, probably because no one has read the fiction winner, Jaime Gordon's Lord of Misrule
. (Seriously... anyone?) I can't find video of Smith's apparently teary acceptance speech; instead, here's Smith on Fresh Air
earlier this year, talking to Terry Gross about the book. I don't read a ton of nonfiction, so I don't really feel inclined to comment on whether Smith's book really was the best nonfiction title of the year, but I did like it a lot
—she's an amazing lady.