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Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books That Changed David Bowie's Life
Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books That Changed David Bowie's Life | John O'Connell
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Part epic reading guide and part biography of a music legend, Bowie's Bookshelf is a collection of mini-essays exploring David Bowie's list of 100 favorite books in the context of the artist's life and work. Imagine a beloved friend sharing their favorite books with you--the ones that shaped them, made them who they are, and inspired them to achieve their dreams. Now imagine that friend is David Bowie. Three years before he died, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winning artist David Bowie shared a list of the hundred books that changed his life--a wide-ranging and eclectic selection that spans beloved classics like F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and George Orwell's 1984, to more esoteric gems like Fran Lebowitz's Metropolitan Life and Hubert Selby Jr.'s Last Exit to Brooklyn, and even cult comic strips like Beano and Raw. Bowie's Bookshelf celebrates each of Bowie's favorite books with a dedicated mini-essay, exploring each work within the context of Bowie's life and its role in shaping one of the most versatile, avant-garde, and cutting-edge musicians of the twentieth century. A fresh approach to celebrating the enduring legacy of David Bowie, Bowie's Bookshelf is a resounding tribute to the power art has to change our lives for the better.
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This looks like a really interesting ARC, due November 12th from Gallery books! I'm starting this tonight!
#teamslaughter #scarathon @Clwojick

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I saw this book reviewed in Kirkus magazine and I said this could be such a gem of book. NetGalley was kind enough to make this available to me. Growing up in the 80‘s one of the most iconic images I remember at the library was of David Bowie for the Read campaign. I knew he was reader, but did you know he carried a portable library of 1500 books. That is just astounding.


readordierachel Sounds amazing ❤⚡ 3w
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One for you @TrishB on #netgalley

TrishB Thanks 👍🏻 not on NG, but will put this on hubbys Christmas list! 2mo
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I now have a place to share about books. My best reading bud is 500 km away and hates social media.
#changes @Megabooks

Megabooks And your sharing is wonderful! 👍🏻👍🏻 6mo
tournevis @Megabooks ☺️☺️☺️ 6mo
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