〉 Patti Smith’s latest memoir lands on the film rights market
You may know Patti Smith as a visual artist or a poet or for her infamous relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe. Most likely, you know her for her music. Since the mid-70s, Patti Smith has been a staple on the rock music scene. Her album, Horses, is regarded one of the best debut albums of all time.
M TRAIN, which is now available on the rights market, tells flashes of stories over the course of Smith’s life in the “cafes and haunts she has worked in around the world.” She has described the book as a “roadmap to my life.” The book is already a National Bestseller.
NPR says, “The tone is elegiac, melancholic, and meditative, filled with wistful flashbacks and haunting Polaroid snapshots.”
This is Smith’s second memoir. Her first, Just Kids, won the National Book Award as it weaved through the time Smith spent with Mapplethorpe. Just Kids is currently being adapted into a series at Showtime under Penny Dreadful scribe John Logan.
Betsey Lerner from Dunlow, Carlson & Lerner Literary is repping the memoir, with Sylvie Rabineau from RWSG Literary Agency handling the film rights.
Emily J | Staff Writer