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Bicycle Diaries Paperback – 28 September 2010

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Books (28 September 2010)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0143117963
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0143117964
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.46 x 2.03 x 20.32 cm
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...an engaging book: part diary, part manifesto. The Guardian

Entertaining . . . newcomers will enjoy these off-the-cuff sketches from an unpretentious cultural polymath; acolytes will cherish a closer look at Byrne's weird, wonderful brain chemistry.
--Time Out New York

Whether you are a cyclist or not, Byrne's insights into everything from outside art to aboriginal folklore are wry, witty, and more often than not, wise as well.
--The Philadelphia Inquirer

Reading Bicycle Diaries makes cosmic indifference a lot easier to deal with.
--The Seattle Times

Mr. Byrne's music has every year grown more receptive to other cultures, and his diaries reflect the same ecumenicism. -- The New York Times

About the Author

A cofounder of the musical group Talking Heads, David Byrne has also released several solo albums in addition to collaborating with such noted artists as Twyla Tharp, Robert Wilson, and Brian Eno. His art includes photography and installation works and has been published in five books. He lives in New York and he recently added some new bike racks of his own design around town, thanks to the Department of Transportation.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Byrne on form, just don't expect a 'normal' travel guide...
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5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting view from a different perspective
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4.0 out of 5 stars David Byrne offers much of interest but meanders a little
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