Just Kids

Photo: Philip Friedman/Studio D

3 of 5
Just Kids
320 pages; Ecco
The sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll of the 1970s "always scared me," says 31-year-old Christina Ricci, who hadn't yet been born when rocker Patti Smith and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe were making music and art together, as chronicled in this 2010 memoir. "Their story sort of restored my faith in people. They went through so much but could still forgive and love each other."
— As told to Karen Holt