Patti Smith: Dream of Life companion book

In honor of the broadcast of Patti Smith: Dream of Life and Patti’s birthday, we’re giving away 10 copies of the companion book!

The book Patti Smith: Dream of Life is filled with more than 400 pages of evocative photographs, and beautifully published by Rizzoli press. Elle magazine says: “Coffee-table books, by definition, aren’t meant to be page-turners. Except for this month’s Patti Smith: Dream of Life, which isn’t so much a glossy centerpiece as it is an addictive pictorial of the godmother of punk’s life as a poet, activist, mother, style icon, and all-around kick-ass front woman.” Read more about the book at Amazon.

You can enter to win the book in between now and 9 pm EST on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 in one of the following ways:

1. Twitter: Follow povdocs on, and then tweet about the broadcast of Patti Smith: Dream of Life on PBS on December 30. Use the hashtag #dreamoflife and link to

2. Facebook: Become a fan of POV on Facebook, and mention the December 30th broadcast of Patti Smith: Dream of Life as your status update. Then, write a note on our wall to let us know that you’ve done it.

3. Comment: Leave a comment on POV’s Patti Smith: Dream of Life homepage about why you love Patti Smith. Make sure you leave your email address so we can contact you!

Remember, you must enter before 9 pm on December 30th, 2009! Winners will be chosen from a random number generator, and will be announced during the first week of January. Good luck!

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Former POVer Ruiyan Xu worked on developing and producing materials for POV's website. Before coming to POV, she worked in the Interactive and Broadband department at Channel Thirteen/WNET. Ruiyan was born in Shanghai and graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Modern Culture and Media.