On Bowie by Rob SheffieldOn Bowie by Rob Sheffield

On Bowie

byRob Sheffield

Hardcover | June 28, 2016

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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.

Rob Sheffield was born on February 2, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Yale University and the University of Virginia. He is a music journalist and author. He acts as a contributing editor at Rolling Stone Magazine where he writes reviews and commentaries on current music culture. Before this, he was a contributing editor at ...
Title:On BowieFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 7.25 × 5.5 × 0.77 inPublished:June 28, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062562703

ISBN - 13:9780062562708


Rated 4 out of 5 by from On Bowie! Love Rob Sheffield's writing. Great insight. The last third of book felt very rushed. Will miss Bowie. Great to hear bits otherwise not known.
Date published: 2018-02-04

Editorial Reviews

On Bowie is shot through with color and feeling….The true delight of On Bowie is that it succeeds in grieving for all of us.”