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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Travel & Adventure
RELEASED
2010
September 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
11.9
MB

Customer Reviews

ReadSpeed ,

Good.

I really did enjoy this travel book plus it has the good old fashioned Penguin book cover.

medtheman ,

I bike therefore I am human

An excellent view of politics,technology, and human hubris. Humans have to be mobile to be free. Freedom doesn't have to be so costly that it destroys our humanity. David Byrne is able to show us this truth by using two legs to power two wheels.

jkp1187 ,

Avoid

Book is only a few years old and it hasn’t aged well mostly because the author seems determined to make a point about contemporary American politics instead of telling us about the country he’s in. Pass.

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