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.Binding Type:
7.90h x 5.20w x 0.90dReview Citations: Entertainment Weekly
10/01/2010 pg. 78New York Times Book Review
10/24/2010 pg. 28