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Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (Oct. 5 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307716996
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307716996
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #266,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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BOWIE is inspired, edge-worn, loud, quiet, observant, humble, gorgeous, and humane. If the record business loved music as much as Marc Spitz does, there would still be a record business.” —Dan Kennedy, author of Rock On: An Office Power Ballad

“A breezy, well-lit portrait of the ever-enigmatic rocker . . . Spitz’s encyclopedic knowledge and obvious appreciation for Bowie’s work separate this book from countless cookie-cutter rock stories.”
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“Spitz concentrates on the complex evolution of Bowie’s music to deliver an evenhanded, critically thorough, while still reverential, life of the Thin White Duke.” —Publishers Weekly
 


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About the Author

MARC SPITZ’s writing on rock ’n’ roll and popular culture has appeared in Spin, the New York Times, Maxim, Nylon, Blender and Uncut (UK). He is the author of How Soon Is Never?; Too Much, Too Late; and Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day and coauthor with Brendan Mullen of We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk.


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Format: Hardcover
In my quest to know all things about David Bowie I added this book to a long list of others on the subject. I wasn't disappointed. Marc Spitz really brought David to life for me. The end is so depressing though you may have to buy another book to persuade yourself that David Bowie will never die. You may want to try "Hallo Spaceboy". Definitely not disappointed in either book. Keep on reading!
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Format: Hardcover
Where did he dig up this stuff?
The book was gifted to me. Everyone knows I'm a huge Bowie fan. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed as I slogged through the first couple of chapters. It was hard to read. I had to keep leafing through the Oxford English Dictionary. I also kept running to the internet to cross reference some of the material. Maybe this is why it took me 18 months to finish reading it. Having said all that, it was a fantastic read full of unknown treasures. Each page was like opening up a surprise birthday gift. "Ooooooh!"
Aside from providing an accurate chronology, Marc Spitz includes his own savvy insights as to some of Bowie's motives and obvious strange behaviors. He is also compassionate in his coverage of Bowie's nearest and dearest. It's not easy being that close to "Stardust".
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Format: Paperback
For a music fan, and a long time Bowie fan...this is a terrific read. I love all the in-depth details about influences, culture, environment.
I haven't quite got to the end yet (savouring it) but am thoroughly enjoying the content. Very well written.
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A very informative look into one of the most influential artists of our time. A must read for any Bowie fan!
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Love Bowie but this book is very dry reading.
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