She is working toward a third act as a novelist, and her new book, Year of the Monkey, blends fact and fiction.

The more Patti Smith rips her French audience, the more they love her.

She tells the crowd at the Olympia music hall that they should show more appreciation for their beleaguered president because at least he cares about the environment.

There were scattered boos at the mention of President Emmanuel Macron, and Smith isn't having it. With her South Jersey accent gloriously intact, she lets loose.

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"You should have Trump as your president," she tells the pack of

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The men in her life

"I don't recant"