I started Jessa Crispin's The Dead Ladies Project the other day. I am having a hard time putting it down.
"It was the dead I wanted to talk to. The writers and artists and composers who kept me company in the late hours of the night: I needed to know how they did it. I'd always been attracted to the unloosed, the wandering souls who were willing to scrape their lives clean and start again elsewhere. I needed to know how they did it, how they survived it...No, if I was going to approach these great men and women, I would need to do it on their territory. I would have to go to them, not expect them to show up here." -Jessa Crispin The Dead Ladies Project
My only complaint is that it isn't in hardcover (I'm one of those nerds. That said I'm very happy to be holding it in my hands.)
I haven't started Patti Smith's M Train yet but at the top of the pile.