“David Bowie: Starman”–New Biography Out Today
You can tell straight away that David Bowie: Starman, out today in a U.S. edition hardcover and digital from Little, Brown and Co., is the real deal. Author Paul Tyrka is a former editor of MOJO and it is clear his detailed, lucid prose was a guiding influence on that magazine’s late 90’s/early 00’s halcyon days. He weaves annotated reportage, first hand anecdotes, academic insight and plain old fashioned fandom, all while minimizing judgment–no mean feat when it comes to the life of David Bowie. This one’s a keeper for the rock bios shelf in the home library.