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David Bowie: A Life (Paperback)

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Paperback 592 Pages / Published: 07/06/2018
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Shortlisted for the NME Best Music Book Award 2018

'Worthy of the Starman ... Of all the volumes to appear since Bowie's death, this is the most useful: an oral history that brings together the most incisive reminiscences and memorials' - Evening Standard 

Drawn from a series of conversations between David Bowie and Dylan Jones across three decades, together with over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators - some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie - this oral history is an intimate portrait of a remarkable rise to stardom and one of the most fascinating lives of our time.

Profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry, Bowie was a man of intense relationships that often came to abrupt ends. He was a social creature, equally comfortable partying with John Lennon and dining with Frank Sinatra, and in Dylan Jones's telling - by turns insightful and salacious - we see as intimate a portrait as could possibly be drawn.

Including illuminating, never-before-seen material from Bowie himself, drawn from a series of Jones's interviews with him across three 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. 

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781786090430
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 405 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'The definitive book on Bowie' - The Times 

'Dylan Jones made absolutely the right decision to frame his superb life of David Bowie as a multi-voiced oral biography. David Bowie: A Life suits the shape-shifting, beguiling, enigmatic complexities of its subject perfectly. It's hard to imagine anything that will do Bowie better justice' - William Boyd, The Guardian 

'Jones constructs an oral-history mosaic that will engage even those whose lives were not changed by the appearance of Ziggy Stardust on Top of the Pops in 1972' - The Guardian

'The best book on David Bowie you'll ever need or read.' - Irish Independent

'Worthy of the Starman ... Of all the volumes to appear since Bowie's death, this is the most useful: an oral history that brings together the most incisive reminiscences and memorials' - Evening Standard 

'Dylan Jones has excavated the cacophony of voices that make up a life and curated a phenomenal portrait of the artist from childhood to the final days. The witnesses who comprise this oral biography animate the pages like characters in a non-fiction novel. Damn nigh peerless.' - David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas

'Studded with shiny nuggets' - Daily Telegraph 

'The perfect present for music mums and dads' - Daily Mirror 

'Funny, enlightening, gossipy' - The Herald 

'Sparks with admiration and grievances, lust and envy' - Sunday Telegraph

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