Loving the Alien
ISBN10: 0306808544 ISBN13: 9780306808548 Publisher: Perseus Book Group Published: Aug 21 1998 Pages: 416 Weight: 0.95lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Based on interviews with family members, colleagues, lovers, and the previously silent William Burroughs, this unsparing yet evenhanded biography guides the reader through the many personas, crises, and musical metamorphoses of David Bowie--also known as Davy Jones, the Laughing Gnome, Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, the Thin White Duke, a drug-addled grandfather of punk, actor, art aficionado, political activist, one of rock's most resonant icons, and a totem of modern pop culture. Nowhere else is the man and musician so convincingly deconstructed and so compellingly humanized.