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ISBN-10: 0143117963
ISBN-13: 9780143117964
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 09/28/2010
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.20" W, 0.90" H

Bicycle Diaries

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…an engaging book: part diary, part manifesto. The Guardian

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 and co-founder of Talking Heads 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 and 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.

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...an engaging book: part diary, part manifesto. The Guardian

Entertaining . . . newcomers will enjoy these off-the-cuff sketches from an unpretentious cultural polymath; acolytes will cherish a closer look at Byrne's weird, wonderful brain chemistry.
–Time Out New York

Whether you are a cyclist or not, Byrne's insights into everything from outside art to aboriginal folklore are wry, witty, and more often than not, wise as well.
–The Philadelphia Inquirer

Reading Bicycle Diaries makes cosmic indifference a lot easier to deal with.
–The Seattle Times

Mr. Byrne's music has every year grown more receptive to other cultures, and his diaries reflect the same ecumenicism.The New York Times

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ISBN-10: 0143117963
ISBN-13: 9780143117964
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 09/28/2010
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.20" W, 0.90" H
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