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Bicycle Diaries

Authors: Byrne, David
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, TRV010000, SPO011000
ISBN: 9781101464397, Related ISBNs: 0143117963, 0670021148, 1101079584, 1101464399, 9780143117964
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 320,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

"...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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