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.
"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
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12
Number Of Pages: 297
Published: 28th September 2010
Publisher: Penguin Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.5 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.31