Faber & Faber

Bicycle Diaries


Since the early 1980s, David Byrne, co-founder of the Talking Heads has been riding a bicycle as his principal means of transportation in New York City. A few years later he discovered folding bikes, and started taking them with him on music tour overseas. The view from his bike seat has given Byrne a panoramic window on urban life over the last thirty years as he has cycled round cities such as London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Manila, New York, Detroit and San Francisco.

From music and the visual arts, to globalisation, politics, the nature of creative work, fashion and art, this book gives the reader an incredible insight into what Byrne is seeing and thinking as he pedals around these cities.

Paperback book: 297 pages
Publisher: faber & faber (06 May. 2021)
ISBN: 978-0571371266
Dimensions: 198 w x 23 d x 130 h mm
Weight: 262g