David Bowie

David Bowie

A Life

Book - 2017
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Dylan Jones's engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is unlike any Bowie story ever written. Drawn from over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie, this oral history weaves a hypnotic spell as it unfolds the story of a remarkable rise to stardom and an unparalleled artistic path. Tracing Bowie's life from the English suburbs to London to New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, and beyond, its collective voices describe a man profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry; an intuitive artist who could absorb influences through intense relationships and yet drop people cold when they were no longer of use; and a social creature equally comfortable partying with John Lennon and dining with Frank Sinatra. By turns insightful and deliciously gossipy, DAVID BOWIE is as intimate a portrait as may ever be drawn. It sparks with admiration and grievances, lust and envy, as the speakers bring you into studios and bedrooms they shared with Bowie, and onto stages and film sets, opening corners of his mind and experience that transform our understanding of both artist and art. Including illuminating, never-before-seen material from Bowie himself, drawn from a series of Jones's interviews with him across two decades, DAVID BOWIE is an epic, unforgettable cocktail-party conversation about a man whose enigmatic shapeshifting and irrepressible creativity produced one of the most sprawling, fascinating lives of our time.--Provided by Publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Crown Archetype,, [2017]
©2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780451497833
045149783X
9780451497840
0451497848
Branch Call Number: B BOWIE
Characteristics: xxii, 521 pages ;,25 cm

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Oct 15, 2017

It's a biography of music icon David Bowie. I wasn't sure I'd like the format, which is a series of quotes from friends and colleagues of Bowie but the editor did a great job putting it all together. I was able to breeze through this 750+ page book as if it were half the amount - it's really that good.

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