In M Train, Patti Smith offers her world on a “platter filled with allusions” (and coffee)

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Nearly halfway into her new memoir, M Train, Patti Smith writes, “I wanted to write a book called Java Head.” Even early on, it seems she should have used that title for this book. After all, she spends approximately one-sixth of the slim memoir’s pages writing of drinking, buying, making, pursuing, and wanting to…