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Bicycle Diaries

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Talking Heads fans will flock to this book. Bicycle enthusiasts will shove each other out of the way to get the first copy. But it's the cyclists who are also Talking Heads fans that you really have to watch out for, because they're going to be unstoppable in their quest to acquire Bicycle Diaries. And once they've devoured it, they're going to stampede back for 10 copies to give away to friends and loved ones. Yes, it's that good!
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A round-the-world bicycle tour with one of the most original artists of our day.

Urban bicycling has become more popular than ever as recession — strapped, climate-conscious city dwellers reinvent basic transportation. In this wide-ranging memoir, artist/musician David Byrne — who has relied on a bike to get around New York City since the early 1980s — relates his adventures as he pedals through an engages with some of the world's major cities. From Buenos Aires to Berlin, he meets a range of people both famous and ordinary, shares his thoughts on art, fashion, music, globalization, and the ways that many places are becoming more bike-friendly. Bicycle Diaries is an adventure on two wheels conveyed with humor, curiosity, and humanity.

Review:

"[A] determinedly personal collection of travel appreciation." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[A] diverting meditation on passages from his own and other writers' works. [T]he strongest pieces descry a tangible place through a discerning eye and pungent sensibility." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

From a renowned musician and visual artist comes Bicycle Diaries — part travelogue, part journal, part photo album — a behind-the-handlebars celebration of seeing the world from the seat of a bike.

About the Author

A cofounder of the musical group Talking Heads, David Byrne has also released several solo albums in addition to collaborating with such noted artists as Twyla Tharp, Robert Wilson, and Brian Eno. His art includes photography and installation works and has been published in five books. He lives in New York and he recently added some new bike racks of his own design around town, thanks to the Department of Transportation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143117964
Author:
Byrne, David
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Theroux, Paul
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Cycling - General
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
General Travel
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 320 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143117964 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Talking Heads fans will flock to this book. Bicycle enthusiasts will shove each other out of the way to get the first copy. But it's the cyclists who are also Talking Heads fans that you really have to watch out for, because they're going to be unstoppable in their quest to acquire Bicycle Diaries. And once they've devoured it, they're going to stampede back for 10 copies to give away to friends and loved ones. Yes, it's that good!

"Review" by , "[A] determinedly personal collection of travel appreciation."
"Review" by , "[A] diverting meditation on passages from his own and other writers' works. [T]he strongest pieces descry a tangible place through a discerning eye and pungent sensibility."
"Synopsis" by , From a renowned musician and visual artist comes Bicycle Diaries — part travelogue, part journal, part photo album — a behind-the-handlebars celebration of seeing the world from the seat of a bike.
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