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ISBN10: 0143117963 ISBN13: 9780143117964 Publisher: Penguin Group USA Published: Sep 28 2010 Pages: 297 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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.