David Bowie by Paul Trynka
Starman

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"Ziggy Stardust," "Changes," Under Pressure," "Let's Dance," "Fame," "Heroes," and of course, "Starman." These are the classic songs of David Bowie, the artist whose personas are indelibly etched in our pop consciousness alongside his music. He wrote and recorded with everyone from Iggy Pop to Freddie Mercury to John Lennon, sold 136 million albums, has one of the truly great voices, and influenced bands as wide-ranging as Nirvana and Franz Ferdinand.

Paul Trynka illuminates Bowie's seemingly contradictory life and his many reinventions as an artist, offering over 300 new interviews with everyone from classmates to managers to lovers. He reveals Bowie's broad influence on the entertainment world, from movie star to modern-day icon, trend-setter to musical innovator. This book will define Bowie for years to come.
 

About Paul Trynka

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Paul Trynka was formerly the editor of Mojo magazine (1996-2003). He has also been the editorial director of Q magazine, launch editor of The Guitar Magazine, and editor-in-chief of New Projects at Emap. He is the author of Iggy Pop (Broadway 2007), Portrait of the Blues, and Denim, a history of the fabric. He lives in London.
 
Published July 18, 2011 by Little, Brown and Company. 513 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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In 2009, Marc Spitz delivered the doorstopper Bowie: A Biography, and Nicholas Pegg is set to release The Complete David Bowie in late 2011.

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“David Bowie: Starman,” by Paul Trynka, views its rock-star subject as a shape-shifting and calculating cabaret singer.

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The Guardian

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Iggy Pop, Bowie's long-time friend, rival and a performer whose unlikely artistic resurrection in the late-70s was orchestrated by Bowie as well as Angie Bowie, nee Barnett, his first wife, would-be manager and fellow sexual adventurer.

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As Trynka trekked around England, talking to over 200 of Bowie’s former bandmates and associates, what he discovered was both a complex and intelligent man and a purposeful blank slate, both of which were essential in making Bowie perhaps the greatest solo pop star in history.

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Express

FOR HIS millions of cross-generational fans worldwide, the story of David Bowie is now so familiar that it has taken on the shape of fable.

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Paul Trynka illuminates Bowie's seemingly contradictory life and his many reinventions as an artist, offering over 300 new interviews with everyone from classmates to managers to lovers.

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The New Zealand Herald

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New Zealand Listener

One of two new books about David Bowie contends that he was pop culture's most reliable guide to the fever of the 70s.

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