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David Bowie A Life by Dylan Jones
  

David Bowie A Life

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Dylan Jones's engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is unlike any Bowie story ever written. Including illuminating, never-before-seen material from Bowie himself, drawn from a series of Jones's interviews with him across two decades, David Bowie is an epic, unforgettable cocktail-party conversation about a man whose enigmatic shapeshifting and irrepressible creativity produced one of the most sprawling, fascinating lives of our time.

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David Bowie A Life by Dylan Jones

Drawn from over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie, this oral history weaves a hypnotic spell as it unfolds a remarkable rise to stardom and an unparalleled artistic path. Tracing Bowie's life from the English suburbs to London to New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, and beyond, its collective voices describe a man profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry; an intuitive artist who could absorb influences through intense relationships and yet drop people cold when they were no longer of use; and a social creature equally comfortable partying with John Lennon and dining with Frank Sinatra. By turns insightful and deliciously gossipy, David Bowie is as intimate a portrait as may ever be drawn. It sparks with admiration and grievances, lust and envy, as the speakers bring you into studios and bedrooms they shared with Bowie, and onto stages and film sets, opening corners of his mind and experience that transform our understanding of both artist and art.

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The definitive book on Bowie * The Times * It's hard to imagine anything that will do Bowie better justice * Guardian * The best book on David Bowie you'll ever need or read. * Irish Independent, Books of the Year * Studded with shiny nuggets * Daily Telegraph * The perfect present for music mums and dads * Daily Mirror *


About the Author

Dylan Jones is the multi-award winning editor of GQ magazine.He has been an editor at i-D magazine, The Face, Arena, the Observer and the Sunday Times. He writes for the Mail on Sunday, is a Vice President of the Hay Festival and a board member of the Norman Mailer Foundation. He has written eleven books including the critically aclaimed When Ziggy Played Guitar and From the Ground Up, U2's celebration of their record-breaking 360 tour.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th September 2017

Author

Dylan Jones

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Publisher

Preface Publishing an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Hardback
576 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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Biography: arts & entertainment
Rock & Pop music

ISBN

9781848094956

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