“David’s friendship was the light of my life. I never met such a brilliant person. He was the best there is.”—Iggy Pop
The massive, world-wide outpouring of grief at the death of David Bowie notably focused on not only his stunning musical output, but also his fascinating refusal to stay the same—the same as other trending artists, or even the same as himself.
In this remarkable collection, Bowie reveals the fierce intellectualism, artistry, and humor behind it all. From his very first interview—as a teenager on the BBC, before he was even a musician—to his last, Bowie takes on the most probing questions, candidly discussing his sexuality, his drug usage, his sense of fashion, how he composed, and more.
For fans still mourning his passing, as well as for those who know little about him, it’s a revealing, interesting, and inspiring look at one of the most influential artists of the last fifty years.
“I wish he could have stayed on earth longer.” —J.K. Rowling
“David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.” —Kanye West
“The greatest rock star who ever fell to this or any other world.” –Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone
“He was the Pied Piper who took us suburban American kids to Disneyland, reimagined as an oversexed, sequined, space-age pleasure dome.” –Ann Magnuson