On Bowie by Rob Sheffield

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If nothing else On Bowie will send reader off to other books about the artist, and to the 26 albums he released and the 23 movie and TV shows in which he played a part, including Twin Peaks, where he animated the role of Philip Jeffries, a rogue FBI agent.
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape, a thoughtful and loving meditation on the life of the late David Bowie that explores his creative legacy and the enduring and mutual connection he enjoyed with his fans

Innovative. Pioneering. Brave. Until his death in January 2016, David Bowie created art that not only pushed boundaries, but helped fans understand themselves and view the world from fantastic new perspectives.

When the shocking news of his death on January 10, 2016 broke, the outpouring of grief and adulation was immediate and ongoing. Fans around the world and across generations paid homage to this brilliant, innovate, ever evolving artist who both shaped and embodied our times.

In this concise and penetrating book, featuring color photographs, highly regarded Rolling Stone critic, bestselling author, and lifelong Bowie fan Rob Sheffield shares his own feelings about the passing of this icon and explains why Bowie’s death has elicited such an unprecedented emotional outpouring from so many lives.

 

About Rob Sheffield

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Rob Sheffield has been a music journalist for over 20 years. He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, where he writes about music, TV, and pop culture, and regularly appears on VH1. He is the author of the national bestsellers Love Is a Mix Tape and Talking to Girls About Duran Duran. Sheffield lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published June 28, 2016 by Dey Street Books. 208 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

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on Jun 28 2016

... a better book would explore his often perplexing metamorphoses, not just clumsily honor his “Ovid-like sense of constant mutation.” Sheffield is the right writer for this book, but its hasty production is evident on nearly every page.

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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Jonah Raskin on Aug 31 2016

If nothing else On Bowie will send reader off to other books about the artist, and to the 26 albums he released and the 23 movie and TV shows in which he played a part, including Twin Peaks, where he animated the role of Philip Jeffries, a rogue FBI agent.

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