Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne

Bicycle Diaries

By David Byrne

  • Release Date: 2009-09-17
  • Genre: Essays & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
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A round-the-world bicycle tour with one of the most original artists of our day. 

Urban bicycling has become more popular than ever as recession-strapped, climate-conscious city dwellers reinvent basic transportation. In this wide-ranging memoir, artist/musician and co-founder of Talking Heads David Byrne--who has relied on a bike to get around New York City since the early 1980s--relates his adventures as he pedals through and engages with some of the world's major cities. From Buenos Aires to Berlin, he meets a range of people both famous and ordinary, shares his thoughts on art, fashion, music, globalization, and the ways that many places are becoming more bike-friendly. Bicycle Diaries is an adventure on two wheels conveyed with humor, curiosity, and humanity.


  • I bike therefore I am human

    By medtheman
    An excellent view of politics,technology, and human hubris. Humans have to be mobile to be free. Freedom doesn't have to be so costly that it destroys our humanity. David Byrne is able to show us this truth by using two legs to power two wheels.
  • Good.

    By ReadSpeed
    I really did enjoy this travel book plus it has the good old fashioned Penguin book cover.