Bicycle Diaries

By David Byrne
(Penguin Audiobooks, Compact Disc, 9780143144946)

Publication Date: September 17, 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the October 2009 Indie Next List
“Bicycle Diaries is a fascinating look at what we can learn about cities if we slow down, get out of the car, and look around. Byrne has written a meditation on the impact of suburbanization and car culture, and a celebration of what makes cities unique, even as they change and grow (or die). He is a wonderful travel companion, and his book not only encourages people to hop on and take off to places unknown but demonstrates that many of those places are right around the corner from where we live.”
-- Karen Maeda Allman, The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA


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Unabridged CDs a[ 7 CDs, 9 hours
The iconic musician presents a behind-the-handlebars view of the worldas cities.



NPR
Sunday, Oct 4, 2009

The art rocker and Talking Heads founder wants to take you for a ride inside his head. David Byrne's new book Bicycle Diaries is a collection of roadside musings. More at NPR.org

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Reviews from AltWeeklies.com
From The Portland Mercury, Portland, Oregon

The underlying message here is that while bicycling may be a political movement, it can also be liberating and fun at the same time. I'm hoping Byrne's book now heralds bicycling's offbeat entry into the American mainstream, just as his wacky persona hit the big time thanks to our parents' taste in pop music.

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