Bicycle Diaries

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/28/2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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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.

Author Biography

David Byrne is cofounder of the music group the Talk Heads as well as a visual artist. He has released several solo albums in addition to collaborations with Twyla Tharp, Robert Wilson, and Brian Eno. He lives and bikes in New York City.

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