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.
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"Narrator Tristan Morris perfectly channels the languid cool of ROLLING STONE writer and David Bowie superfan Rob Sheffield. As author, Sheffield straddles tones of nerdy sincerity and rock hipness, and Morris's relaxed, warm, enthusiastic delivery is just right for this love letter. Sheffield muses on Bowie's lasting impact on pop culture, music, style, and teenage fans feeling like misfits. He analyzes Bowie's career chronologically--from breakout to Ziggy Stardust to Berlin Bowie to thin, white duke to '80s mediocrity and back to genius late in his career. Sheffield is thankful for Bowie's final gift to the world, BLACKSTAR, released on his 69th birthday, two days before his death. Bowie's lyrics are liberally sprinkled throughout this production, and Morris adds a slight singsong quality so the listener can distinguish the author's words from the musician's. A.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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