DAVID BOWIE: A LIFE by Dylan JonesSKU: BK-356 BOOK DAVID BOWIE
David Bowie: A Life
“David Bowie: A Life 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 and opening corners of his mind.”
Dylan Jones’s engrossing, magisterial biography David Bowie: A Life is unlike any Bowie story ever written. 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.
Including illuminating, never-before-seen material from Bowie himself, drawn from a series of Jones’s interviews with him across two decades, David Bowie: A Life 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.
If you’re interested in David Bowie, we also recommend: Strange Fascination by David Buckley.
Moving effortlessly through Art Rock to Glam Rock, to Post Punk, Pop and Electronic, Bowie is the subject of dozens of books. We are lucky enough to feature some of the best in our collection. The Terry O Neil limited editions, the biography Ziggyology by Simon Goddard or the Golden Years, a day-by-day account of Bowie’s life from the start of 1970 to the end of 1980 are among the options we have to offer.